U.S. Senate, 1923 Election

Special Primary Farmer-Labor

Date: June 18, 1923
Cycle: 1923
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Magnus Johnson Man Farmer-Labor 57,570 48.88 +16.28
Louis (L.A.) Fritsche Man Farmer-Labor 38,393 32.60
Charles A. Lindbergh Man Farmer-Labor 21,811 18.52

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

Johnson was a resident of Kimball, a former state Representative (HD 26, 1915-1919), and sitting state Senator (SD 26, 1919-1923). Johnson 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.

Fritsche was a physician and Mayor of New Ulm.

Lindbergh was a resident of Little Falls, a former prosecuting attorney of Morrison County (1891-1893), former Republican U.S. Representative (CD 06, 1907-1917), Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 1916, and Republican candidate for Governor in 1918.


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