Governor, 1952 Election
|C. Elmer Anderson Incumbent||Man||Republican||276,677||70.42||+44.25|
|John C. (J.C.) Peterson||Man||Republican||6,283||1.60|
|Mrs. Peder P. Schmidt||Woman||Republican||3,165||0.81|
Governor Anderson, who succeeded Governor Luther Youngdahl after his resignation on September 8, 1951, was nominated.
King was the sitting state Auditor (1931-1969) from St. Paul and 1948 GOP gubernatorial candidate.
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.
Schmidt was a homemaker from Brooklyn Center and the first Republican woman to appear on a primary or general Minnesota gubernatorial ballot and second woman overall.
Scramstad was a radio tower worker from Minneapolis and 1950 GOP gubernatorial candidate.
Indykiewicz was a resident of New Brighton.
- Do Minnesota Auditors Really Make Good Gubernatorial Candidates? (January 26, 2016)
- The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1953 (p. 349).