Clerk of the Supreme Court, 1866 Election


Date: November 6, 1866
Cycle: 1866
Office: Clerk of the Supreme Court
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Sherwood Hough Man Republican 27,232 63.43 +27.03
Dennis Cavanaugh Man Democrat 15,627 36.40

Clerk of the Supreme Court George Potter failed to receive his party's nomination.

Hough was a resident of St. Paul and worked as deputy clerk in the Ramsey County District Court.

Cavanaugh was a resident of Rice County.


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