Treasurer, 1916 Election

Primary Republican

Date: June 19, 1916
Cycle: 1916
Office: Treasurer
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Henry Rines Man Republican 81,077 47.73 +10.68
Robert L. (R.L.) Johnson Man Republican 62,940 37.05
Peter J. Schwarg Man Republican 25,866 15.23

Rines was a resident of Mora, former Kanabec County Auditor (1894-1904), former state Representative (HD 32, 1907-1915; HD 55, 1943-1947), former House Speaker (1913-1915), and publisher of the Kanabec County Times.

Johnson was a resident of Austin, former teacher, former secretary of the Farmers' Co-Operative Grain Dealers' Association of Minnesota, former Mower County Auditor, secretary and treasurer of the Home Investment Company in Austin, and candidate for Treasurer in 1914.

Schwarg was a farmer from Dodge Center, former Dodge Center Clerk of Court (1886-1898), and former state Representative (HD 07, 1901-1903).


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