Anderson became the first Lieutenant Governor to lose a primary and the first incumbent for the office to lose a general election in state history.
Thye was a resident of Northfield, the state Dairy and Food Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture (1939-1942).
Pederson was a resident of Hastings who ran for the DFL nomination for Lieutenant Governor in 1950.
Ellsworth was an attorney from Minneapolis, former Watonwan County prosecuting attorney (1905-1909), former U.S. Representative (CD 02, 1915-1921), and candidate for Governor in 1920, 1922, 1924, and 1932. He also was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1934, 1936, and 1940.
Nelson was a resident of Mankato.
Johnson was a resident of Le Sueur. He was a GOP candidate for the 5th CD in 1936, and a DFL candidate for Governor in 1946.
Olson was a resident of St. Paul.
Engstrom was a resident of St. Paul Park and GOP candidate for the 3rd CD in 1950.