1924 Election Cycle

Republican President Calvin Coolidge carried Minnesota with a 9.92-point victory over Progressive Robert LaFollette who received the largest share of the vote of any non-major party presidential candidate in state history (41.26 percent).

Republican state Representative Theodore Christianson was elected Governor in a close race against Floyd Olson who would occupy the office during the next decade. Republicans also held the open seat for Lieutenant Governor (William Nolan). Republican Secretary of State Mike Holm, Attorney General Clifford Hilton, Treasurer Henry Rines, and appointed Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner and Frank Matson all won another term.

Farmer-Laborite U.S. Senate Magnus Johnson lost his reelection bid for a full term to Progressive-turned-Republican U.S. Representative Thomas Schall.

In races for the U.S. House, 11-term Republican Charles Davis lost his party’s nomination to August Andresen by 108 votes. The GOP carried eight of the 10 districts with Farmer-Laborites winning two seats.

Associate Supreme Court Justices Andrew Holt and Royal Stone were each elected to another term.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/04/1924 State House, District 14 General Michael Kramer (Nonpartisan) won with 8,477 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Michael Kramer Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 8,477 100.00

At-large seat.

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11/04/1924 State House, District 13 General L.C. Rosetter (Nonpartisan) won with 3,267 votes (62.62%) and a winning margin of +25.24
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
L.C. Rosetter Man Nonpartisan 3,267 62.62
K.O. Fjeldstad Man Nonpartisan 1,950 37.38
11/04/1924 State House, District 13 General John B. Gislason (Nonpartisan) won with 3,307 votes (54.33%) and a winning margin of +8.66
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John B. Gislason Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 3,307 54.33
Charles L. DeReu Man Nonpartisan 2,780 45.67
11/04/1924 State House, District 12 General H.J. Farmer (Nonpartisan) won with 2,570 votes (65.26%) and a winning margin of +30.52
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
H.J. Farmer Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 2,570 65.26
S.H. Wilson Man Nonpartisan 1,368 34.74
11/04/1924 State House, District 19 General Otto W. Kolshorn (Nonpartisan) won with 3,358 votes (56.32%) and a winning margin of +12.65
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Otto W. Kolshorn Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 3,358 56.32
William Schilling Man Nonpartisan 2,604 43.68

Second District.

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