Clerk of the Supreme Court, 1860 Election


Date: November 6, 1860
Cycle: 1860
Office: Clerk of the Supreme Court
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Andrew (A.J.) Van Vorhes Man Republican 21,558 62.67 +27.48
Jacob J. (J.J.) Noah Incumbent Man Democrat 12,106 35.19
William B. Leach Man Democrat Southern Faction 727 2.11
J. Noah Man Write-In 8 0.02
Josiah S. (J.S.) Weiser Man Write-In 1 0.00

Noah was the first Clerk of the Supreme Court defeated for reelection.

Van Vorhes was editor of the Stillwater Messenger.

Leach was a resident of Dakota County.

Weiser was the Democrat Southern Faction nominee for Auditor.


  • Journal of the Senate of the Third Session of the Legislature of the State of Minnesota, 1861 (p. 51). The Stillwater Messanger, January 15, 1861 (p. 2).