Lieutenant Governor, 1938 Election


Date: November 8, 1938
Cycle: 1938
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
C. Elmer Anderson Man Republican 590,404 54.74 +20.01
John J. Kinzer Man Farmer-Labor 374,577 34.73
Ray M. Lang Man Democrat 113,483 10.52

Anderson was a resident of Brainerd, former chairman of the Crow Wing County Young Republican League, and owner and president of a newspaper and magazine wholesaling business. At 26, Anderson was the youngest person to serve as Lieutenant Governor in Minnesota history.

Kinzer was a farmer from Cold Spring and state Representative (HD 46, 1935-1939, 1941-1963; HD 26, 1963-1965).

Lang was a resident of Alexandria, owner of a wholesale seed and feed business, and Democratic nominee for Treasurer in 1936.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1939 (Abstract of Votes Polled for State Officers By Counties).