Governor, 1952 Election


Date: November 5, 1952
Cycle: 1952
Office: Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
C. Elmer Anderson Incumbent Man Republican 785,125 55.33 +11.32
Orville Freeman Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 624,480 44.01
Martin Fredrickson Man Progressive 5,227 0.37
Eldrid H. Bauers Man Industrial Government 4,037 0.28

Governor Anderson, who succeeded Governor Luther Youngdahl after his resignation on September 8, 1951, was elected.

Freeman was a Minneapolis attorney and former chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (1948-1950).

Frederickson was a resident of Shevlin and DFL candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1948. He was nominated by petition.

Bauers was a stationary engineer from Duluth. He was nominated by petition.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1953 (p. 536).