Governor, 1922 Election


Date: November 7, 1922
Cycle: 1922
Office: Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Jacob A.O. (J.A.O.) Preus Incumbent Man Republican 309,756 45.21 +2.08
Magnus Johnson Man Farmer-Labor 295,479 43.13
Edward Indrehus Man Democrat 79,903 11.66

Governor Preus was reelected to a second term.

Johnson was a farmer from Litchfield, former state Representative (HD 26, 1915-1919), and sitting state Senator (SD 26, 1919-1923). He was later elected to the U.S. Senate (1923-1925), was the Farmer-Laborite guberntorial nominee in 1926, won election to an at-large U.S. House seat (1933-1935), and sought the Farmer-Labor gubernatorial nomination in 1936.

Indrehus was a farmer from Foley, former state Representative (HD 45, 1915-1919), and candidate for governor in 1920.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1923 (Abstract of Votes Polled for State Officers By Counties).