Railroad & Warehouse Commissioner, 1926 Election


Date: November 2, 1926
Cycle: 1926
Office: Railroad & Warehouse Commissioner
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Ole P.B. (O.P.B.) Jacobson Incumbent Man Republican 387,677 62.15 +24.29
Thomas Vollom Man Farmer-Labor 236,131 37.85

The election for this seat was for a six-year term.

Commissioner Jacobson was reelected to a fourth term. This was the first election for Railroad or Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner without a Democrat on the ballot.

Vollom was general manager of the Garden Valley Telephone Company from Erksine. He was a Prohibition nominee for HD 62 in 1908, 1910, and 1912, nominee for SD 66 in 1918 and 1940, Republican candidate for Secretary of State in 1920, Farmer-Labor candidate for Governor in 1924, and nominee for HD 66 in 1942.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1927 (Abstract of Votes Polled for State Officers By Counties).