U.S. Senate, 1934 Election

Primary Republican

Date: June 18, 1934
Cycle: 1934
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Nathaniel John (N.J.) Holmberg Man Republican 85,534 54.68 +9.37
Tom E. Davis Man Republican 70,879 45.32

Holmberg was a farmer from Renville, former state Representative (HD 22, 1907-1915), state Senator (SD 23, 1915-1919), Commissioner of Agriculture (1919-1931), candidate for Governor in 1930, nominee for an at-large U.S. House seat in 1932, and independent candidate for U.S. Senate in 1936. Holmberg would later win election to the Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission (1940-1951).

Davis was an attorney from Minneapolis, former publisher, former Marshall County Attorney, former Mayor of Marshall (1910-1913), former state Representative (HD 13, 1917-1919), Farmer-Labor nominee for Attorney General in 1918, and Farmer-Labor candidate for Governor in 1924 and 1926.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1935 (p. 201).