Lieutenant Governor, 1956 Election

Primary Republican

Date: September 11, 1956
Cycle: 1956
Office: Lieutenant Governor
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Leonard R. Dickinson Man Republican 103,185 36.88 +5.64
John C. (J.C.) Peterson Man Republican 87,393 31.23
Milton Boock Man Republican 62,604 22.37
Stan Eddy Man Republican 26,619 9.51

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).

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.

Boock was a high school principal from Lake City.

Eddy was a real estate dealer from Staples, former Staples Alderman (1938-1944), and Mayor of Staples (1944-1950).


  • State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1957-1958 (p. 525).