1882 Election Cycle

Congressional apportionment increased the Minnesota U.S. House delegation from three to five seats. Republicans swept all five U.S. House elections, now victorious in 32 of 36 seats on the ballot since 1857. Winners included former Lieutenant Governor James Wakefield in the 1st CD and future Governor and U.S. Senator Knute Nelson in the 5th CD.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/07/1882 State House, District 26 General Peter Bohland (Republican) won with 402 votes (48.67%) and a winning margin of +0.97
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Peter Bohland Incumbent Man Republican 402 48.67
Daniel A.J. (D.A.J.) Baker Man Democrat 394 47.70
E.F. Brigham Man Prohibition 30 3.63
11/07/1882 State House, District 26 General James K. Smith (Democrat) won with 841 votes (60.46%) and a winning margin of +29.04
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
James K. Smith Incumbent Man Democrat 841 60.46
Robert L. (R.L.) Adams Man Republican 437 31.42
J.H. Davidson Man Prohibition 113 8.12
11/07/1882 State House, District 26 General Conrad Gotzian (Republican) won with 706 votes (54.56%) and a winning margin of +9.12
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Conrad Gotzian Man Republican 706 54.56
George H. Allen Man Democrat 588 45.44
11/07/1882 State House, District 24 General August Stegeman (Democrat) won with 359 votes (39.98%) and a winning margin of +5.68
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
August Stegeman Man Democrat 359 39.98
A. Stephens Man Republican 308 34.30
L.Z. Olds Man Prohibition 231 25.72
11/07/1882 State House, District 27 General William R. (W.R.) Merriam (Republican) won with 1,051 votes (61.18%) and a winning margin of +23.57
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
William R. (W.R.) Merriam Man Republican 1,051 61.18
Jeremiah C. (J.C.) McCarthy Man Democrat 646 37.60
__ Nagle Man Prohibition 21 1.22