Railroad & Warehouse Commissioner, 1946 Election


Date: July 8, 1946
Cycle: 1946
Office: Railroad & Warehouse Commissioner
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Nathaniel John (N.J.) Holmberg Incumbent Man Republican 191,002 56.25 +34.06
Overla (O.S.) Hagen Man Republican 75,356 22.19
Carl Elmer Davidson Man Republican 50,186 14.78
George N. Goergen Man Republican 22,993 6.77

Commissioner Holmberg was renominated in his campaign for a second term.

Hagen was a resident of Minneapolis, textile mill worker, and candidate for Treasurer in 1954.

Davidson was a farmer from Moose Lake, editor of the Moose Lake Star-Gazette, and candidate for Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner in 1952's special election.

Goergen was a retired hardware merchant from Minneapolis. Goergen passed away on May 25, 1946 but his name still appeared on the primary ballot.


  • The Winona Daily News, July 18, 1946 (p. 7).