Governor, 1914 Election

Primary Republican

Date: June 16, 1914
Cycle: 1914
Office: Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
William E. Lee Man Republican 102,757 52.64 +8.41
Adolph O. (A.O.) Eberhart Incumbent Man Republican 86,340 44.23
Elwood L. Raab Man Republican 6,105 3.13

2nd place vote tally: Raab (13,806), Lee (10,481), Eberhart (9,941). Governor Eberhart became the first incumbent to lose a gubernatorial primary in Minnesota.

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 and 1912.

Raab was a resident of Duluth who unsuccessfully ran for GOP nomination in SD 49 in 1910.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1915 (p. 185).