Governor, 1930 Election


Date: November 6, 1930
Cycle: 1930
Office: Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Floyd B. Olson Man Farmer-Labor 473,154 59.34 +23.03
Raymond P. (Ray) Chase Man Republican 289,528 36.31
Edward Indrehus Man Democrat 29,109 3.65
Karl Reeve Man Communist 5,594 0.70

Olson was an attorney from Minneapolis, Hennepin County Attorney (1920-1930), and Farmer-Laborite nominee for governor in 1924.

Chase was a former Anoka municipal judge (1911-1916), deputy state Auditor (1916-1921), and state Auditor (1921-1931). He would later win election to the U.S. House (AL, 1933-1935) and the state Railroad and Warehouse Commission (1944-1948).

Indrehus was a farmer from Foley, former state Representative (HD 45, 1915-1919), candidate for governor in 1920, and Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 1922.

Reeve was a resident of St. Paul and former St. Paul mayoral candidate. Reeve was nominated by petition.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1931 (Abstract of Votes Polled for State Officers By Counties).