Lieutenant Governor, 1916 Election


Date: November 7, 1916
Cycle: 1916
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Thomas Frankson Man Republican 213,604 56.75 +29.25
Julius Thorson Man Democrat 103,509 27.50
Andrew Hanson Man Socialist 33,628 8.93
Lewis A. (L.A.) Simonson Man Prohibition 25,662 6.82

Frankson was an attorney and real estate broker from Spring Valley and former state Representative (HD 05, 1911-1915).

Thorson was a bank manager from Benson, former postmaster and register of deeds in Benson, founder of the Swift County Monitor, and current president of the Benson Board of Education.

Hanson was a real estate agent in Minneapolis and Socialist nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1914.

Simonson worked for the New York Mutual Life Insurance Company in Duluth, was the Prohibition nominee for HD 49 in 1912, Prohibition nominee for Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner in 1910, and National Party nominee for Treasurer in 1918..


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1917 (p. 513).