Governor, 1922 Election

Primary Republican

Date: June 19, 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 239,901 63.44 +26.87
Franklin F. Ellsworth Man Republican 138,280 36.56

Governor Preus was renominated.

Ellsworth was an attorney from Mankato, former Watonwan County prosecuting attorney (1905-1909), former U.S. Representative (CD 02, 1915-1921), and candidate for Governor in 1920. He ran as an insurgent "anti-machine" candidate.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1923 (p. 281).