Lieutenant Governor, 1916 Election

Primary Republican

Date: June 19, 1916
Cycle: 1916
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Thomas Frankson Man Republican 71,194 41.12 +4.69
James A. Peterson Man Republican 63,067 36.42
Joseph A. Gates Man Republican 38,886 22.46

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

Peterson was an attorney from Minneapolis, former Hennepin County Attorney (1897-1899), former state Representative (HD 42, 1901-1903), and candidate for U.S. Senate in 1912.

Gates was a physician from Kenyon and former state Representative (HD 29, 1905-1911).


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1917 (p. 191).