Lieutenant Governor, 1950 Election

Primary Republican

Date: September 12, 1950
Cycle: 1950
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
C. Elmer Anderson Incumbent Man Republican 166,360 51.09 +2.18
Ancher Nelsen Man Republican 159,265 48.91

Lieutenant Governor Anderson was renominated to a sixth nonsecutive term.

Nelsen was a farmer from Hutchinson and state Senator (SD 22, 1935-1951). He would later serve as Lieutenant Governor (1953) and U.S. Representative (CD 02, 1959-1974).


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1951 (p. 169).