Governor, 1920 Election
|Jacob A.O. (J.A.O.) Preus||Man||Republican||133,832||43.55||+2.59|
|Franklin F. Ellsworth||Man||Republican||7,754||2.52|
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), and future Farmer-Laborite and Republican U.S. Senator (1923-1947).
Frankson was an attorney from St. Paul, former state Representative (HD 05, 1911-1915), and sitting Lieutenant Governor (1917-1921).
Ellsworth was an attorney from St. James, former Watonwan County prosecuting attorney (1905-1909), and sitting U.S. Representative (CD 02, 1915-1921).
Iverson was an attorney from Rushford, former state Representative (HD 02, 1887-1889), and state Auditor (1903-1915).
Keefe was a resident of Staples.
- Do Minnesota Auditors Really Make Good Gubernatorial Candidates? (January 26, 2016)
- The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1921 (p. 101).