Lieutenant Governor, 1956 Election


Date: November 6, 1956
Cycle: 1956
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Karl Rolvaag Incumbent Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 725,800 52.63 +5.25
Leonard R. Dickinson Man Republican 653,353 47.37

Lieutenant Governor Rolvaag was elected to a second term, marking the first time a Democrat won back-to-back elections for the office.

Dickinson was a lumber company owner from Bemidji, former state Representative (HD 62, 1943-1951; HD 64, 1963-1967; HD 64A, 1967-1969), and state Senator (SD 62, 1951-1955)


  • State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1957-1958 (p. 640).