U.S. House, District 07, 1929 Election

Special

Date: October 16, 1929
Cycle: 1929
Office: U.S. House
State: Minnesota
District: 07
Counties: Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lyon, Meeker, Pope, Renville, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Yellow Medicine
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Paul John Kvale Man Farmer-Labor 24,777 73.17 +46.34
Jones C. (J.C.) Morrison Man Republican 9,085 26.83

Special election on October 16, 1929 for the unexpired term ending March 3, 1931 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Farmer-Laborite Ole J. Kvale on September 11, 1929.

A primary election was scheduled for October 9, 1929. However, Morrison's two challengers - J.M. Haughland of Montevideo and Lawrence M. Carlson of Renville - withdrew from the race. Democratic nominee C.B. Johnson of Willmar also withdrew from the race and Democrats backed the Farmer-Labor nominee Paul Kvale.
Paul Kvale was the son and private secretary to Congressman Ole Kvale.
Morrison was editor of the Morris Tribune.

Sources

  • The St. Cloud Daily Times and The Daily Journal-Press, October 21, 1929 (p. 13).