Secretary of State, 1881 Election


Date: November 8, 1881
Cycle: 1881
Office: Secretary of State
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Fred Von Baumbach Incumbent Man Republican 66,284 62.66 +28.47
Alfred J. Lamberton Man Democrat 36,170 34.19
George C. (G.C.) Chamberlain Man Greenback 2,542 2.40
William (W.W.) Regan Man Prohibition 734 0.69

Secretary of State Von Baumbach was reelected to a second term.

Lamberton was a merchant and Mayor of St. Peter.

Chamberlain was an owner of the Mankato Free Press and Greenback candidate for the 2nd CD in 1878 and 1880.

Regan was a reverend at the Temple of Honor.


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