Governor, 1916 Election

Primary Democrat

Date: June 19, 1916
Cycle: 1916
Office: Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Thomas P. Dwyer Man Democrat 15,290 39.73 +8.57
Cyrus (C.M.) King Man Democrat 11,994 31.17
Samuel D. (S.D.) Works Man Democrat 11,196 29.10

Dwyer was a boilermaker from Minneapolis and Democratic U.S. House nominee for the 5th CD in 1908, 1910, and 1912.

King was an Itasca County Commissioner from Deer River and Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1912.

Works was Minnesota Insurance Commissioner since 1915.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1917 (p. 193).