U.S. Senate, 1960 Election


Date: November 8, 1960
Cycle: 1960
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Hubert H. Humphrey Incumbent Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 884,168 57.53 +15.33
P. Kenneth (P.K.) Peterson Man Republican 648,586 42.20
Carl Feingold Man Socialist Workers 4,085 0.27

Senator Humphrey was elected to a third term. Humphrey resigned on December 29, 1964 after winning election to the Office of Vice President of the United States on November 3, 1964. DFLer Walter Mondale was appointed to the U.S. Senate on December 30, 1964 for the unexpired term ending January 3, 1967 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation.

Peterson was a resident of Minneapolis, former Chair of the Minnesota Republican Party (1950-1953), sitting state Representative (HD 34, 1947-1955), nominee for the Railroad and Warehouse Commission in 1964, and Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner (1967-1972).

Feingold was a resident of Minneapolis and Twin Cities organizer for the Socialist Workers Party. He was nominated by petition.


  • State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1961-1962 (p. 490).