Treasurer, 1869 Election


Date: November 2, 1869
Cycle: 1869
Office: Treasurer
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Emil Munch Incumbent Man Republican 29,691 54.45 +11.67
Casper Baberich Man Democrat 23,328 42.78
Robert Stewart Man Temperance 1,479 2.71

Treasurer Munch was reelected to a second term.

Baberich was an attorney from St. Peter.

Henry Russell of Ramsey County was initially nominated by the Temperance Party.

This was the first Minnesota gubernatorial election with a third party candidate on the ballot. The Temperance Party was founded in 1868 and held its first convention in St. Paul on October 6, 1869. It would later be known as the Prohibition Party in the state.


  • Journal of the House of Representatives of the Twelfth Session of the Legislature of the State of Minnesota, 1870 (p. 12).