U.S. Senate, 1923 Election

Special Primary Democrat

Date: June 18, 1923
Cycle: 1923
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
James A. Carley Man Democrat 7,555 74.19 +48.38
Francis C. Cary Man Democrat 2,628 25.81

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Republican U.S. Senate Knute Nelson on April 28, 1923.

Carley was an attorney from Plainview, former Democratic state Representative (HD 03, 1909-1911), and sitting state Senator (SD 03, 1915-1931, 1935-1952).

Cary was a lecturer and former attorney from Minneapolis.


  • Report of State Canvassing Board Special Senatorial Primary Election, June 18th, 1923.