Governor, 1920 Election
|Jacob A.O. (J.A.O.) Preus||Man||Republican||415,805||53.06||+17.15|
|Laurence (Larry Ho) Hodgson||Man||Democrat||81,293||10.37|
|Peter J. Sampson||Man||Socialist||5,124||0.65|
Preus was an attorney from Minneapolis, former state Insurance Commissioner (1911-1915), and sitting state Auditor (1915-1921).
Shipstead was a dentist from Glenwood, former Glenwood Mayor (1911-1913), former state Representative (HD 47, 1917-1919), Republican candidate for Governor in 1920, and future Farmer-Laborite and Republican U.S. Senator (1923-1947). Shipstead was nominated by petition.
Hodgson was a newspaper reporter and columnist and Mayor of St. Paul (1918-1922; 1926-1930).
Sampson was a resident of Minneapolis and Socialist candidate for Minneapolis Treasurer in 1902. Sampson was nominated by petition.
- Do Minnesota Auditors Really Make Good Gubernatorial Candidates? (January 26, 2016)
- The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1921 (Abstract of Votes Polled for State Officers By Counties).