Treasurer, 1900 Election


Date: November 6, 1900
Cycle: 1900
Office: Treasurer
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Julius H. Block Man Republican 174,363 56.79 +17.18
Henry (H.C.) Koerner Man Democrat-People's 121,630 39.62
Charles W. (C.W.) Dorsett Man Prohibition 8,840 2.88
Stephen W. (S.W.) Powell Man Midroad Populist 2,194 0.71

Block was a resident of St. Peter, sitting Sheriff of Nicollet County, and fire insurance agent at his firm Block & Sackett. Block sought the GOP nomination for Treasurer in 1894 but was defeated by August Koerner. He was also a candidate for Auditor in 1914.

Koerner was the state deputy public examiner and a resident of St. Paul.

Dorsett was a caterer from Minneapolis, nominee for SD 39 in 1902, 1908, and 1910, and nominee for Governor in 1904.

Powell was a resident of Washington County, 1896 Democratic nominee for HD 23, and Midroad Populist nominee for Clerk of the Supreme Court in 1898.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1901 (p. 535). The Worthington Advance, December 28, 1900 (p. 3).