Lieutenant Governor, 1950 Election


Date: November 7, 1950
Cycle: 1950
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
C. Elmer Anderson Incumbent Man Republican 588,777 58.35 +18.60
Frank Murphy Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 401,148 39.76
Susie W. Stageberg Woman Progressive 19,043 1.89

Lieutenant Governor Anderson was reelected to a sixth nonconsecutive term.

Murphy was a railroad traffic man from St. Paul and DFL nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1944.

Stageberg, was a former prohibitionist from Red Wing and three-time Farmer-Labor nominee for Secretary of State in 1922, 1924, and 1928. She was known as the "Mother of the Farmer-Labor Party." Stageberg was nominated by petition.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1951 (p. 354).