Lieutenant Governor, 1940 Election
|C. Elmer Anderson Incumbent||Man||Republican||598,369||51.15||+25.04|
|Howard Y. Williams||Man||Farmer-Labor||305,418||26.11|
|Frank Patrick Ryan||Man||Democrat||265,793||22.72|
|William Heron||Man||Write-In (Sticker)||306||0.03|
Lieutenant Governor Anderson was reelected to a second term.
Williams was a resident of St. Paul and executive national organizer of the Farmer-Labor Political Federation. He was also a Farmer-Labor U.S. House nominee for the 4th CD in 1928, 1936, and 1938 and a candidate for an at-large seat in 1932.
Ryan was an attorney from Minneapolis.
Heron was a resident of St. Paul and endorsed by the state Communist Party at the state convention in June. He ran a sticker campaign.
- The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1941 (Abstract of Votes Polled for State Officers By Counties).