1887 Election Cycle

In January, the state legislature elected former Republican Governor Cushman Davis to the U.S. Senate.


Date Office Stage Winners Details
01/18/1887 U.S. Senate General Cushman Kellogg (C.K.) Davis (Republican) won with 103 votes (71.03%) and a winning margin of +43.45
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Cushman Kellogg (C.K.) Davis Man Republican 103 71.03
Michael Doran Man Democrat 40 27.59
Ara Barton Man Democrat 2 1.38

Election by the state legislature with each chamber voting separately. Davis won 33 of 47 votes in the state Senate with Doran winning 14. Davus won 70 of 98 votes in the state House with 26 for Doran and two for Barton. The legislature declared Davis the duly elected U.S. Senator in a joint convention on January 19, 1887.

Davis was an attorney from St. Paul, former state Representative (HD01, 1867-1868), U.S. Attorney (1868-1873), and Governor (1874-1876).

Doran was a banker from Le Sueur and state Senator (SD 22, 1871-1872; SD 19, 1875-1881, 1883-1887).

Barton was a farmer from Northfield and former state Representative (HD 03, 1859; HD 08, 1871-1872; HD 18, 1872-1873).

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