Clerk of the Supreme Court, 1954 Election

Primary Republican

Date: September 14, 1954
Cycle: 1954
Office: Clerk of the Supreme Court
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Grace F. Kaercher Incumbent Woman Republican 136,100 54.56 +30.75
Walt (W.J.) Werner Man Republican 59,410 23.82
Eric R. Ahlstrand Man Republican 53,922 21.62

Clerk of the Supreme Court Kaercher Davis was renominated.

Werner was a salesman from Blue Earth. He was a candidate for several state legislative races: HD 07 in 1942's special and 1946, HD 55 in 1950 and 1954 , and SD 07 in 1944's special. He was also a Republican candidate for Governor in 1948 and 1956, and Lieutenant Governor in 1952.

Ahlstrand was a resident of St. Louis Park and Republican candidate for the 3rd CD in 1944.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1955 (p. 349).