Supreme Court Associate Justice, 1914 Election

Primary Nonpartisan

Date: June 16, 1914
Cycle: 1914
Office: Supreme Court Associate Justice
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Albert Johnson (i) Man Nonpartisan 63,414 28.97 +13.96
George Bunn Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 51,377 23.47 +8.47
Charles B. Elliott Man Nonpartisan 32,845 15.00
Patrick W. (P.W.) Morrison Man Nonpartisan 29,283 13.38
William Watts Man Nonpartisan 21,331 9.74
Alva Hunt Man Nonpartisan 20,660 9.44

Associate Justice George Bunn was appointed to the seat by Governor Adolph Eberthart on January 7, 1913 after Associate Justice Calvin Brown ran for and was elected to the office of Chief Justice in the November 1912 election.

Johnson was a resident of Red Wing, First Judicial District Judge, and candidate for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1920, and nominee for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1924.

Elliott was an attorney from Minneapolis, former Hennepin County District Court judge, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1905-1909), former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands, and GOP candidate for the 5th CD in 1920.

Morrison was a resident of Norwood, sitting Eighth Judicial District Judge (1904-1917), former Carver County Attorney (1894-1902), and GOP candidate for the 3rd CD in 1903.

Watts was a resident of Crookston and Fourteenth Judicial District Judge.

Hunt was an attorney and author of law books from Litchfield who served as Litchfield City Attorney for six terms.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1915 (p. 195).