U.S. Senate, 1865 Election


Date: January 10, 1865
Cycle: 1865
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Daniel S. Norton Man Union 46 77.97 +55.93
James George Man Democrat 13 22.03

Elected by the state legislature in a joint convention.

Norton died in office on July 13, 1870. Former Republican U.S. Representative William Windom was appointed to the seat by Governor Horace Austin. Norton was an attorney from Winona and sitting state Senator (SD 11, 1857-1859, 1861-1862, 1864-1865).

George was a Colonel of the Second Minnesota Infantry, a Democratic nominee for an At-large U.S. House seat in 1860, and a nominee for Clerk of the Supreme Court in 1872.


  • Journal of the House of Representatives of the Seventh Session of the Legislature of the State of Minnesota, 1865 (p. 27).