Governor, 1881 Election


Date: November 8, 1881
Cycle: 1881
Office: Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Lucius Hubbard Man Republican 65,025 61.53 +26.36
Richard W. (R.W.) Johnson Man Democrat 37,168 35.17
Charles (C.H.) Roberts Man Greenback 2,676 2.53
Isaac C. (I.C.) Stearns Man Prohibition 708 0.67

Hubbard was a grain dealer from Red Wing and former state Senator (SD 16, 1872-1876).

Johnson was a West Point graduate who rose to the rank of Major General during the Civil War, former professor, and Ramsey County Commissioner (1878).

Roberts was also the Greenback nominee for the 1st CD contests of 1880 and 1882.

Stearns was a resident of Zumbrota and 1879 Prohibition nominee for Secretary of State.


  • The Saint Paul Daily Globe, January 4, 1882 (p. 2).