Secretary of State, 1956 Election
|Joseph Donovan Incumbent||Man||Democratic-Farmer-Labor||723,739||51.92||+3.84|
|C. Elmer Anderson||Man||Republican||670,278||48.08|
Secretary of State Donovan was reelected to a second term.
Anderson was a former Minnesota Lieutenant Governor (1939-1943; 1945-1953) and Governor (1951-1955). Anderson was the first ex-governor to run for Secretary of State in Minnesota history.
- State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1957-1958 (p. 640).