Lieutenant Governor, 1948 Election


Date: November 2, 1948
Cycle: 1948
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
C. Elmer Anderson Incumbent Man Republican 591,208 50.48 +2.46
John J. McDonough Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 562,422 48.02
Robert W. Duel Man Progressive 17,488 1.49

Lieutenant Governor Anderson was reelected to a fifth nonsecutive term.

McDonough was an attorney from St. Paul, former state Representative (HD 38, 1925-1935), Democratic U.S. House nominee for the 4th CD in 1934, DFL candidate for Governor in 1946, and sitting Mayor of St. Paul (1940-1948).

Duel was a Methodist minister from Heron Lake and DFL candidate for the 2nd CD in 1948. He was nominated by petition.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1949 (p. 355).