Lieutenant Governor, 1944 Election


Date: November 7, 1944
Cycle: 1944
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
C. Elmer Anderson Man Republican 641,558 58.12 +16.25
Frank Murphy Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 462,222 41.88

Anderson was a resident of Brainerd, owner and president of a newspaper and magazine wholesaling business, and former Lieutenant Governor (1939-1943). At 26, Anderson was the youngest person to serve as Lieutenant Governor in Minnesota history.

Murphy was an airline employee from Northfield and DFL nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1950.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1945 (Abstract of Votes Polled for State Officers By Counties).