Governor, 1912 Election
|Adolph O. (A.O.) Eberhart Incumbent||Man||Republican||62,402||38.03||+13.31|
|William E. Lee||Man||Republican||40,571||24.73|
|Edward T. (E.T.) Young||Man||Republican||30,398||18.53|
|Lewis C. Spooner||Man||Republican||12,233||7.46|
|Samuel Y. (Sam) Gordon||Man||Republican||11,927||7.27|
|Martin F. Falk||Man||Republican||6,536||3.98|
Second place vote totals: Young = 12,860; Lee = 12,136; Gordon = 7,115; Eberhart = 6,481; Spooner = 5,323; Falk = 3,186.
Governor Eberhart was renominated in the first Republican gubernatorial primary in Minnesota history.
Lee was a banker from Long Prairie and former state Representative (HD 39, 1885-1889; HD 46, 1893-1895) and House Speaker (1893-1895) who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for governor in 1896.
Young was an Appleton attorney, former state Representative (HD 37, 1889-1891; HD 43, 1893-1895) and state Senator (SD 43, 1895-1899; SD 56, 1899-1903), and former state Attorney General (1905-1909).
Spooner was an attorney from Morris and state Representative (HD 57, 1907-1915; HD 48, 1915-1917, 1923-1927).
Gordon was a publisher from Browns Valley and the sitting Lieutenant Governor.
Falk was a wholesale paper dealer from Duluth.
- The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1913 (p. 350-351).