U.S. Senate, 1930 Election

Primary Republican

Date: June 16, 1930
Cycle: 1930
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Thomas D. Schall Incumbent Man Republican 266,736 57.40 +20.09
Theodore Christianson Man Republican 173,390 37.31
John F. Selb Man Republican 24,573 5.29

Senator Schall was renominated.

Christianson was an attorney from Dawson, owner and publisher of the Dawson Sentinel, former president of the Dawson Village Council (1910-1911), state Representative (HD 24, 1915-1925), and sitting Governor (1925-1931). He would later win election to the U.S House (CD 05, 1933-1937) and was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 1936.

Selb was an attorney from Minneapolis, former state Representative (HD 35, 1905-1907, 1909-1911), and former registrar of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1931 (p. 187).