Lieutenant Governor, 1948 Election
|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).