1867 Election Cycle

For the fifth consecutive cycle, Minnesota Democrats were swept in the constitutional offices for Governor (William Marshall), Lieutenant Governor (Thomas Armstrong), Secretary of State (Henry Rogers), Attorney General (Francis Cornell), and Treasurer (Emil Munch). However, Democratic nominees were able to come within single digits of victory in four of these – all but Secretary of State, where Henry Rogers was reelected to a second term by 11.6 points. Governor Marshall and Lieutenant Governor Armstrong were also reelected to second terms this cycle.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/05/1867 Secretary of State General Henry Rogers (Republican) won with 35,154 votes (54.60%) and a winning margin of +11.59
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Henry Rogers Incumbent Man Republican 35,154 54.60
Amos Coggswell Man Democrat 27,694 43.01
Arba Maynard Man Write-In 1,530 2.38
Scattering Write-In 7 0.01

Secretary of State Rogers was reelected to a second term.

Cogswell was a farmer from Aurora, former Republican state Representative (HD 15, 1859-1861) and Speaker of the House, Democratic Secretary of State nominee in 1863, and future state Senator (SD 12, 1872-1876).

Maynard was a former attorney and judge from New York who settled as a farmer in Elysian where he served in the state House (HD 17, 1866-1867; HD 22, 1867-1868). He was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in this 1867 cycle.

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11/05/1867 Attorney General General Francis R.E. Cornell (Republican) won with 34,657 votes (53.82%) and a winning margin of +8.91
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Francis R.E. Cornell Man Republican 34,657 53.82
Andrew G. (A.G.) Chatfield Man Democrat 28,918 44.91
John Friedrichs Man Write-In 408 0.63
Emil Munch Man Write-In 393 0.61
Scattering Write-In 13 0.02

Cornell, a Minneapolis attorney, was a former three-term state Representative (HD 05, 1861-1863, 1865-1866). He was later elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court (1875-1881).

Chatfield was an Associate Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court (1853-1857).

Friedrichs was the Democratic nominee for state Treasurer in 1867.

Munch was the Republican nominee for state Treasurer in 1867 and was victorious in that race.

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11/05/1867 Lieutenant Governor General Thomas H. Armstrong (Republican) won with 35,056 votes (54.48%) and a winning margin of +8.97
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Thomas H. Armstrong Incumbent Man Republican 35,056 54.48
Arba Maynard Man Democrat 29,283 45.51
Scattering Write-In 8 0.01

Lieutenant Governor Armstrong was reelected to a second term.

Maynard was a farmer from Elysian and state Representative (HD 17, 1866-1867; HD 22, 1867-1868). Arba Maynard's tally includes 105 votes for "H.A. Maynard."

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11/05/1867 Governor General William R. Marshall (Republican) won with 34,874 votes (54.16%) and a winning margin of +8.34
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
William R. Marshall Incumbent Man Republican 34,874 54.16
Charles E. Flandrau Man Democrat 29,502 45.82
Scattering Write-In 9 0.01

Governor Marshall was reelected to a second term.

Flandrau was an attorney from Minneapolis and former member of the Minnesota Territorial Counil (District 10, 1856-1857), Minnesota Territorial Supreme Court (1857-1858), and Minnesota Supreme Court (1858-1864).

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11/05/1867 Treasurer General Emil Munch (Republican) won with 34,646 votes (54.73%) and a winning margin of +10.75
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Emil Munch Man Republican 34,646 54.73
John Friedrichs Man Democrat 27,842 43.98
Andrew G. (A.G.) Chatfield Man Write-In 409 0.65
Francis R.E. Cornell Man Write-In 396 0.63
Scattering Write-In 13 0.02

Munch was a resident of Chengwatana and former state Representative (HD 02, 1861-1862). He defeated H.P. Christenson for the nomination at the GOP convention by a vote of 101 to 40. Munch was also the son-in-law of his successor, William Seeger.

Friedrichs was a resident of Goodhue County.

Chatfield was the Democratic nominee for Attorney General.

Cornell was the Republican nominee for Attorney General and was victorious in that race.

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