Treasurer, 1859 Election


Date: October 11, 1859
Cycle: 1859
Office: Treasurer
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Charles Scheffer Man Republican 21,335 55.04 +10.09
Samuel B. Abbe Man Democrat 17,425 44.96

Scheffer was a banker from Stillwater and the brother of future Democratic state Senator Albert Scheffer (SD 26, 1887-1891).

Abbe was a trader from Crow Wing County.


  • Journal of the House of Representatives of the Second Legislature of the State of Minnesota, 1859 (p. 39).