1922 Election Cycle

Republicans swept all constitutional offices, although Governor J.A.O. Preus was nearly unseated by Farmer-Labor nominee Magnus Johnson, winning by just 2.1 points. Lieutenant Governor Louis Collins, Secretary of State Mike Holm, Attorney General Clifford Hilton, and Treasurer Henry Rines were reelected by more comfortable margins. Associate Supreme Court Justice James Quinn and appointed GOP Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner Ivan Bowen were also reelected.

Republican Clerk of the Supreme Court nominee Grace Kaercher became the first woman endorsed for state office by the Republican Party in Minnesota history, the first woman elected to statewide office in Minnesota, and the first woman elected to Clerk of the Supreme Court in any state.

Farmer-Laborite Henrik Shipstead unseated U.S. Senator Frank Kellogg marking the first defeat for the GOP for the office since 1857.

Democrats did not field nominees for Treasurer or in U.S. House races against GIO incumbent Frank Clague (CD 02), Harold Knutson (CD 06), Andrew Volstead (CD 07), Halvor Steenerson (CD 09), and Thomas Schall (CD 10). Volstead was unseated by independent Ole Kvale and Steenerson lost to Farmer-Laborite Knud Wefald.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/07/1922 State House, District 67 General Louis Enstrom (Nonpartisan) won with 2,365 votes (68.41%) and a winning margin of +36.82
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Louis Enstrom Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 2,365 68.41
E.R. Uppleby Man Nonpartisan 1,092 31.59
11/07/1922 State House, District 67 General Frank A. (F.A.) Green (Nonpartisan) won with 3,140 votes (69.72%) and a winning margin of +39.43
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Frank A. (F.A.) Green Man Nonpartisan 3,140 69.72
Lars T. Furan Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 1,364 30.28
11/07/1922 State House, District 67 General Ludvig Peterson (Nonpartisan) won with 1,535 votes (52.95%) and a winning margin of +5.90
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Ludvig Peterson Man Nonpartisan 1,535 52.95
Victor Holmquist Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 1,364 47.05
11/07/1922 State House, District 66 General B.M. Bensen (Nonpartisan) won with 5,383 votes (30.51%) and a winning margin of +9.61
J.C. Pratt (Nonpartisan) won with 5,092 votes (28.86%) and a winning margin of +7.96
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
B.M. Bensen Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 5,383 30.51
J.C. Pratt Man Nonpartisan 5,092 28.86
John T. Perry Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 3,687 20.89
Carl M. (C.M.) Berg Man Nonpartisan 3,484 19.74
11/07/1922 State Senate, District 07 General Frank E. Putnam (Nonpartisan) won with 4,110 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Frank E. Putnam Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 4,110 100.00