Auditor, 1866 Election


Date: November 6, 1866
Cycle: 1866
Office: Auditor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Charles McIlrath Incumbent Man Republican 26,362 62.18 +24.49
Nelson E. Nelson Man Democrat 15,979 37.69

Auditor McIlrath was reelected to a third term.

Nelson was a resident of Henderson where he served as Deputy county Auditor of Sibley County as well as judge of probate and register of deeds. He later served in the Dakota Territorial Legislature.


  • Journal of the House of Representatives of the Ninth Session of the Legislature of the State of Minnesota, 1864 (p. 14).