U.S. House, District 01, 1958 Election

Special Primary Republican

Date: February 11, 1958
Cycle: 1958
Office: U.S. House
State: Minnesota
District: 01
Counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Winona
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Albert H. (Al) Quie Man Republican 19,601 60.58 +38.14
Don Brown Man Republican 7,261 22.44
Reynold Bergquist Man Republican 4,237 13.09
Harold Severson Man Republican 690 2.13
James Cady Man Republican 362 1.12
Robert G. Distad Man Republican 141 0.44
Spencer Case Man Republican 66 0.20

Special primary election for the unexpired term ending January 7, 1959 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Republican August H. Andresen on January 14, 1958.

Brown was a newspaper editor from Waseca.

Bergquist was the former secretary to Congressman Andresen.

Severson was a resident of Kenyon.

Distad was a resident of Hayfield and staff writer for the Austin Daily Herald.

Cady was a salesman from St. Charles.

Case was a resident of Rochester.


  • State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1959-1960 (p. 442).