Lieutenant Governor, 1948 Election

Primary Republican

Date: September 14, 1948
Cycle: 1948
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
C. Elmer Anderson Incumbent Man Republican 246,053 74.43 +57.70
John C. (J.C.) Peterson Man Republican 55,310 16.73
Jalmer O. (J.O.) Johnson Man Republican 29,236 8.84

Lieutenant Governor Anderson was renominated to a fifth nonsecutive term.

Peterson was a sign painter from Duluth, a Republican candidate for Governor in 1944, 1952, and 1970, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 1946, a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1960, and a DFL candidate for Governor in 1966.

Johnson was a resident of Minneapolis.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1949 (p. 171).