Election returns courtesy of Richard Winger. Biographical data (links) from cited references and from other sources which appear to the Editor to be trustworthy.

Office
Candidate Name
Vote Total
% Vote

1875
Governor
 J.H. Lozier 737
0.24

1877
Governor
Elias Jessup 10,565 4.31

1880
Secretary of State
J.W. Hall 282 0.09
Auditor
S.E. Stary 414 0.13
Treasurer
G.P. Soonis 416 0.13
Attorney General
William Wolf 412 0.13
Land Commiss.
M.S. Drury 416 0.13

1882
Secretary of State
A.W. Hall 305 0.10
Auditor
William Elliott 301 0.10
Treasurer
M. Springstead 293 0.10
Attorney General
Jacob W. Rogers 290 0.10
Justice, Supreme Court
J.P. Ferguson 299 0.10
Clerk
W. Pitt Norris 286 0.10

1885
Governor
James Michelwait 1,417 0.41
Lieutenant Governor
William M. Steers 1,236 0.36
Justice, Supreme Court
Jacob Rogers 1,185 0.34
Supt. Public Instruction
T.F. Thickstun 1,127 0.33

1886
Secretary of State
V.G. Farnham 518 0.15
Auditor
J.L. McReynolds 662 0.19
Treasurer
James Micklewait 636 0.18
Attorney General
Jacob Rogers 647 0.19
Clerk, Supreme Court
E.B. Howard 644 0.19
Court Reporter
J.W. Wolf 650 0.19

1888
Secretary of State
James Mickelwait 2,690 0.67
Treasurer
E.C. Sharpe 2,681 0.66
Auditor
Malcolm Smith 2,709 0.67

1889

Governor

Malcolm Smith 1,362 0.38

Lieutenant Governor

J.W. Murphy 1,071 0.30

1890
Secretary of State
C.R. McFarlin 1,646 0.42
Auditor
Ira Dorcas 1,675 0.43
Treasurer
J.C. Reed 1,708 0.33
Attorney General
J.L. Warren 1,661 0.43
Clerk
S.F. Spurrier 1,628 0.42
Reporter
O.P. Crawford 1,679 0.43
Railroad Commis.
C. Dailey 1,637 0.42
Justice, Supr. Court
Daniel B. Turney 1,667 0.43
Congr. Dist. 1 (se)
Isaac T. Gibson 150 0.44
Congr. Dist.   2
   (Dav-Clinton)
T.L. Taggart 24 0.07
Congr. Dist.   3
   (Dub-Water)
John Bowman 10 0.03
Congr. Dist.   4 (northeast)
H.G. Parker 101 0.30
Congr. Dist.   5
   (Cedar Rap)
Enoch Lewis 250 0.69
Congr. Dist.   6 (Ottumwa)
Liston W. McMillan 201 0.58
Congr. Dist.   7
   (Des Moines)
J.G. Little 97 0.31
Congr. Dist.   8
   (sw counties)
S.A. Gilley 331 0.86
Congr. Dist.   9
   (Council Blu)
John Christy 55 0.15
Congr. Dist. 10
   (Fort Dodge)
Willis Weaver 89 0.25
Congr. Dist. 11
   (Sioux City)
D.G. Farnham 119 0.33

1891

Governor

Isaac T. Gibson 915 0.22

Lieutenant Governor

J.G. Little 965 0.23

Railroad Commiss.

B.V. Draper 928 0.22

Supt. Public Instr.

Mrs. E.G. Cline 962 0.23

Justice Supr. Court

Daniel B. Turney 975 0.23

1892
Secretary of State
S.H. Taft 6,097 1.38
Auditor
F.E. Whitmore 6,092 1.38
Treasurer
R.M. Dihel 6,081 1.37
Attorney General
William Orr 6,074 1.37
Railroad Commissioner
Malcolm Smith 6,037 1.36
Congr.  1 (se)
S.B. Glasgow 402 1.08
Congr.  2 (Dav/Cli)
S.A. Gilley 254 0.65
Congr.  3 (Dub/Wat)
Lindsey Jessup 337 0.78
Congr.  4 (ne)
Jacob W. Rogers 428 1.12
Congr.  5 (Cedar R)
J.J. Milne 529 1.32
Congr.  6 (Ottumwa)
J. C.  Reece 449 1.19
Congr.  7 (Des Moi)
D.M. Haggard) 547 1.48
Congr.  8 (sw tier)
David Dodds 834 2.04
Congr.  9 (Council B)
John Pennington 407 0.99
Congr. 11 (Sioux C)
Thomas C. Griffith 787 1.81

1893
Governor
Bennett Mitchell 10,349 2.49
Lieutenant Governor
J.C. Reed 7,720 1.87
Justice Supr. Court
J.A. Harvey 7,579 1.84
Supt. Public Instruction
Belle H. Mix 7,066 1.72
Railroad Commissioner
G.W. Dutton 7,082 1.72

1894
Secretary of State
Bennett M. Mitchell 7,457 1.77
Auditor
C.H. Gordon 7,150 1.70
Treasurer
Mrs. A.E. McMurray 7,167 1.71
Attorney General
W.A. Maginnis 6,855 1.63
Clerk
M.W. Atwood 6,905 1.65
Reporter
Mrs. M.H. Dunham 7,081 1.69
Railroad Commissioner
Malcolm Smith 6,856 1.67
Justice, Supreme Court
Jacob W. Rogers 7,181 1.71

1895
Governor
Francis Bacon 11,014 2.75
Lieutenant Governor
M.W. Atwood 10,174 2.55
Justice Supr. Ct.
J.W. Roberts 9,703 2.43
Supt. Publ. Instr.
Mrs. L.D. Carhart 9,460 2.38
Railroad Commissioner
H.J. Johns 9,463 2.38

1896
Secretary of State
William G. Wright 3,533 0.68
Auditor
J.W. Wonders 3,553 0.69
Treasurer
E.J. Nye 3,546 0.69
Attorney General
C.E. Boardman 3,537 0.69
Justice Supr. Court
Samuel Homes 3,491 0.68
Railroad Comm.
William S. Peile 3,472 0.67
Congr.   1
Alva H. Hewitt 285 0.70
Congr.   4
Clark G. Patten 269 0.60
Congr.   5
Laurie Taturn 364 0.80
Congr.   6
Abner Branson 268 0.62
Congr. 10
M.W. Atwood 348 0.62
Congr. 11
C.F. Tarrand 400 0.76

1898
Secretary of State
Malcom Smith 7,543 1.79
Treasurer
J.C. Reed 7,408 1.76
Auditor
E. Brintnall 7,441 1.77
Attorney General
S. Holmes 7,366 1.76
Judge, Supreme Court
H.F. Johns 7,396 1.76
Clerk
“Bowers” 7,526 1.79
Reporter, Supreme Court
“Radcliffe” 7,411 1.77
Railroad Commissioner
“Dibel” 7,328 1.73
RR Comm. (short term)
“Johnson”
7,396
1.78
Congr. 1 (southeast)
J.W. Glasgow 456 1.39
Congr. 2 (Davenport)
Eli Elliott 260 0.70
Congr. 4 (Mason City)
P. Wooding 452 1.29
Congr. Dist. 5
   (Cedar Rapids)
J.G. Van Ness 719 1.89
Congr. Dist. 6 (Ottumwa)
R.L. Turner 518 1.33
Congr. Dist. 7
  (Des Mones)
Thomas G. Orwig 892 2.66
Congr. Dist 8 (southwest)
C.L. Parsons 817 1.94
Congr. Dist. 9
  (Council Bluffs)
Stephen M. Blackman 378 0.94
Congr. Dist.10
  (Fort Dodge)
P.J. Shaw 613 1.40
Congr. Dist.11
  (Sioux City)
J.M. Hoffman 723 1.83

1899
Governor
M.W. Atwood 7,639 1.76
Lieutenant Governor
George Pugsley 7,663 1.71
Judge, Supreme Court
H.F. Johns
7,666
1.79
Supt. Public Instruction
D.S. Dunlany
7,571
1.77
Railway Commissioner
A.B. Wray
7 ,579
1.77

1900
Secretary of State
S.O. Pillsbury 9,110 1.72
Auditor
C.H Luckins 9,123 1.73
Treasurer
W.L. Ransom 9,126 1.73
Attorney General
J.P. Ferguson 9,179 1.74
Justice Supreme Court
J.S. Harvey 9,129 1.73
Railroad Commissioner
C.H. Gordon 9,065 1.72
Congr.  1 (southeast)
J.S. Tussey 620 1.54
Congr.  2 (Davenport)
J.E. Hart 270 0.59
Congr.  4 (Mason City)
V.B. Pool 599 1.32
Congr.  6 (Ottumwa)
A. Bronson 34 0.08
Congr   7 (Des Moines)
D.S. Grossman 1,204 2.60
Congr.  8 (southwest)
A.B. Wray 836 1.71
Congr.  9 (Council Bluffs)
B.S. Taylor 418 0.87
Congr. 10 (Fort Dodge)
P.G. Shaw 899 1.55
Congr. 11 (Sioux City)
H.A. Maltby 1,110 2.04

1901
Governor
A.U. Coates 15,659 4.01
Lieutenant Governor
A.B. Wray 13,095 3.38
Justice Supreme Ct.
J.A. Harvey 12,185 3.14
Supt. Public Instruction
Ella Moffatt 11,912 3.07
Railway Commissioner
Wesley Suddoth 11,812 3.05

1902
Secretary of State
W. Howard 9,816 2.48
Treasurer
F.F. Fetter 9,611 2.44
Auditor
John W. Leedy 9,718 2.47
Attorney General
J.P. Ferguson 9,793 2.49
Justice Supreme Ct.
J.A. Harvey 9,683 2.46
Clerk
E.A. Graves 9,463 2.41
Reporter
W.P. Briggs 9,500 2.42
Railway Commissioner
E.H. Albright 9,501 2.42

1903
Governor
John F. Hanson 12,375 2.96
Lieutenant Governor
James H. Scull 12,530 2.79
Supt. Public Instr.
John S. Ward 11,230 2.72
Railroad Commis.
H.R. Bradshaw 11,244 2.72
Justice Supreme Ct.
William Orr 11,450 2.77

1904
Secretary of State
Albert J. Bolster 11,538 2.39
Treasurer
William P. Sopher 11,433 2.37
Auditor
J.D.C. McFarland 11,460 2.38
Railroad Commis.
George W. White 11,263 2.34
Justice, Supreme Ct.
H.F. Johns 11,239 2.34

1906
Governor
Lorenzo S. Coffin 9,872 2.28
Lieutenant Governor
K.W. Brown 8,483 2.07
Secretary of State
D.R. Dungan 7,782 1.90
Treasurer
George W. White 7,561 1.85
Auditor
J.S. Ward 7,548 1.85
Attorney General
John L. Watson 7,591 1.86
Supt. Public Instr.
Ida B. Wise 7,494 1.84
Justice, Supreme Ct.
Benjamin Radcliffe 7,451 1.84
 
H.F. Johns 7,505 1.86
Clerk
F.P. Fetter 7,460 1.84
Reporter
Anna M. Edworthy 7,547 1.87
Railway Commissioner
E.E. Bennett 7,331 1.81
 
M.E. Dickson 7,241 1.81

1908

Governor

A. McEachron 10,248 2.48

Lieutenant Governor

M.M. Dickson 8,946 2.29

Secretary of State

Byron E. Youtz 8,562 2.21

Auditor

W.P. Sopher 8,596 2.22

Treasurer

P. Knutson 8,634 2.23

Clerk

W.A. Piper 8,083 2.12

Reporter

Anna E. Edworthy 8,258 2.17

Supt. Public Instruction

B.W. Ayres 8,228 2.14

Railroad Commissioner

H.R. Bradshaw 7,896 2.11
 
Charles E. Sinclair 7,366 1.96

Justice, Supreme Court

H.F. Johns 8,725 2.30
 
William Orr 8,024 2.12

1910

Governor

K.W. Brown 9,118 1.94

Lieutenant Governor

John W. Reedy 8,752 1.88

Secretary of State

H.M. Humphrey 8,684 1.87

Auditor

John D. Collins 8,658 1.87

Treasurer

Charles C. Bacon 8,674 1.87

Attorney General

J.A. Harvey 8,444 1.82

Supt. Public Instruction

D.R. Dungan 8,205 1.77

Clerk

C.F. Paine 6,989 1.53

Railroad Commissioner

E.E. Bennett 6,909 1.51

1912

Governor

C. Durant H. Jones 7,746 1.68

Lieutenant Governor

H.R. Bradshaw 7,981 1.78

Secretary of State

P.G. Watson 7,228 1.62

Auditor

C.H. Culley 7,088 1.59

Treasurer

F.W. Larson 7,218 1.63

Supt. Public Instruction

J.W. Leedy 7,007 1.78

Railroad Commissioner

W.C. Mott 6,533 1.52

Justice, Supreme Court

William Orr 6,714 1.55
H.F. Johns 6,916 1.60

1914

Senator

M.L. Christian 6,009 1.41

Governor

Malcolm Smith 6,837 1.62

Lt. Governor

Thurlow T. Taft 6,457 1.59

Secretary of State

R.H. Williams 6,320 1.56

Auditor

C.M. Kelley 6,137 1.52

Treasurer

A. MacEachron 6,187 1.54

Attorney General

J.H. Popejoy 5,710 1.44

Railroad Commis.

M. Kurtzweil 5,474 1.40
J.E. Hollenbeck 5,864 1.50

1916

Governor

Oren D. Ellett 2,880 0.56

Lieutenant Governor

W.O. Tanreuther 2,574 0.54

Secretary of State

Carl S. Lewis 2,456 0.51

Auditor

Morris Bailey 2,424 0.51

Treasurer

M.D. Evans 2,522 0.57

Railroad Commiss.

M. Kurtzweil 2,172 0.47

1918
Governor
Madison L. Christian 1,625 0.43
Lieutenant Governor
F.J. Wilson 1,486 0.42
Secretary of State
Elzie R. Mitchell 1,288 0.35
Auditor
Carl S. Lewis  1,337 0.38
Treasurer
J.F. Arnold 1,291 0.37
Supt. Public Instr.
Eleanor C. Stockman 1,225 0.36

1924
Governor
A. McEachron
write-in

1932
Governor
John B. Hammond
1,415
0.14
Lt. Governor
Mary P. Denny
1,278
0.14
Secretary of State
R.F. Talmage
1,061
0.11
Auditor
J.K. Barnes
1,292
0.14
Treasurer
O.E. Brookhart
4,618
0.50
Attorney General
John F. Joseph
1,318
0.14
Secretary of Agriculture
William E.F. Randolph
1,137
0.12
Railroad Commissioner
Lucretia Mott
1,282
0.14

1934  
Governor
L.J.U. Smay
2,193
0.24
Lt. Governor
E.R. Mitchell
2,145
0.25
Secretary of State
Mary P. Denny
1,633
0.19
Auditor
J.A. Mitchell
1,854
0.23
Treasurer
A.U. Coates
1,659
0.20
Secretary of Agriculture
Samuel G. Hoeness
1,583
0.19
Attorney General
John F. Joseph
1,869
0.23
Railroad Commissioner
William A. Mott
1,672
0.21
Supt. Public Instruction
Elizabeth M. Porter
write-in

1936
Senator
John B. Hammond
1,726
0.17
 
A.U. Coates
960
0.09
Governor
Ted Fitch
1,159
0.11
Lt. Governor
L.J.U. Smay
1,300
0.13
Secretary of State
E.E. Dudley
1,325
0.12
Auditor
Francis Gordon
1,049
0.10
Treasurer
A.G. Peterson
1,226
0.12
Secretary of Agriculture
G.W. Bauseman
939
0.09
Railroad Commissioner
William A. Mott
1,101
0.11
Congr. Dist. 6
O.G. Colegrove
write-in

1938
Senator
C.W, Bauseman 820 0.10
Governor
J. Alvin Mitchell 1,108 0.13
Lt. Governor
W.M. Zimmerman 1,283 0.16
Secretary of State
E.E. Dudley 1,022 0.13
Auditor
J.E. Lombard 1,015 0.13
Treasurer
A.G. Peterson 1,219 0.16
Comptroller
Lou Foster 979 0.13
 
William Mott 974 0.13
Secretary of Agriculture
O.L. Mossman 1,013 0.13
Supt. Public Instruction
L.J.U. Smay 1,140 0.15
Congr. Dist. 6
   (Des Moines)
J.L. Tennant 137 0.15
State Senate 30
   (Des Moines)
Henry McCraven 126 0.30
State House, Des Moines
Mary McVey 131 0.37
Isabel Coates 143 0.29

1940:    
Governor
M.M. Heptonstall 1,289 0.11
Lt. Governor
Ward Hall 1,478 0.13
Secretary of State
H.E. Hollister 1,429 0.13
Auditor
George W. Swann 1,425 0.13
Treasurer
J. Alvin Mitchell 1,529 0.14
Secretary of Agriculture
William Mott 1,333 0.12
Secretary of Commerce
H.W. Reinecke 1,164 0.11
Congressional. District 6
  (northcentral)
D. Robinson 212 0.16
Polk County
   
   Auditor
A.G. Peterson
(no data)
 
   Treasurer
G.W. Bauseman
(no data)
 
   Clerk, District Court
W. F. Graham
(no data)
 
   Sheriff
W. H. Rasmussen
(no data)
 
   Recorder
P.W. Welch
(no data)
 

1942:      
Senator
M.M. Heptonstall 1,461 0.21
Governor
Ward Hall 1,483 0.21
Lt. Governor
J. Elliott Hollister 1,578 0.24
Secretary of State
H.W. Reinecke 1,584 0.24
Auditor
A.G. Peterson 1,718 0.27
Treasurer
George W. Swan 1,612 0.25
Commissioner of
   Agriculture
J. Alvin Mitchell 1,704 0.26
Attorney General
J.A. Merritt 1,681 0.26
Congressional Dist. 2
   (northwest)
W.C. Porter
(write-in)
 
Congressional Dist. 3
   (Waterloo)
H.N. Solliday
(write-in)
 
Congressional Dist. 4
   (south central)
S.R. Hickna
(write-in)
 
Congressional Dist. 5
   (Des Moines)
Mrs. A.U. Coates
(write-in)
 
Congressional Dist. 6
   (north central)
Lois Crawford
(write-in)
 
Congressional Dist. 7
   (southwest)
Fred Noble, Jr.
(write-in)
 
Congressional Dist. 8
   (northwest)
Peter Trucano 
(write-in)
 

1944:      
Senator
W.S. Bowden 2,751 0.27
Governor
Glen Williamson 2,815 0.28
Lt. Governor
George Ramsey 3,278 0.33
Secretary of State
Helen Ridgeway 2,996 0.31
Auditor
L.E. Gifford 2,902 0.30
Treasurer
Mrs. Mary Myers 3,069 0.32
Commissioner of
   Agriculture
Ward Hall 2,676 0.28
Secretary of Commerce
W.H. Rasmusson 2,847 0.30

1946:      
Governor   
E.P. Gabriel 
2,899
0.46
Lt. Governor
E.L. Tarr
2,902
0.49
Secretary of State   
George Ramsey
3,328
0.57
Auditor
R.T. Banks  
2,979
0.51
Treasurer  
J. Alvin Mitchell   
3,155
0.54
Comm. of Agriculture
Mart Sheaffer
2,973
0.51
Secretary of
   Commerce 
Richard Lowe
2,704
0.47
Supt. Public Instruction 
Lois Crawford
3,165
0.54

1948:      
Senator
Z. Everett Kellum
2,580
0.26
Governor
Marvin Galbreith
2,458
0.25
Lt. Governor
Lloyd Keller
3,548
0.38
Secretary of State
E.L. Tarr
2,929
0.32
Auditor
L.E. Gifford
3,122
0.34
Treasurer
J. Alvin Mitchell
3,177
0.34
Commissioner of
   Agriculture
Frank L. Ricker
2,519
0.28
Cong. Dist. 3 (Waterloo)
Paul Kindschi
443
0.33
Cong. Dist. 4
   (south central)
Benson B. Compton 
293
0.28
Cong. Dist. 5
   (Des Moines)
Richard DeCamp
362
0.31
Cong. Dist. 8
   (northwest) 
Roy V. Bishop
140
0.14

1950  
Senator
Z. Everett Kellum 3,273 0.38
Governor    
(unknown)      2,805 0.33
Lieutentant Governor
E.L. Tarr 2,960 0.37
Secretary of  State
Wade Dillavou 3,288 0.41
Auditor    
L.E. Gifford 3,272 0.41
Treasurer 
Reuben Lindskoog 3,128 0.41
Commission of
   Agriculture
Herbert Tunberg 3,190 0.40
Attorney General 
Fred G. Bale 2,476 0.30
Supt. Public Instruction  
R.T. Banks 3,173 0.40
Secretary of Commerce
Frank L. Ricker 2,805 0.36
Cong. Dist. 1
   (Davenport)
F.A. Oliver 299 0.26
Cong. Dist. 3
   (Waterloo)
Paul Kindchi 399 0.35
Cong. Dist. 4
   (south central)
Benson B. Compton 438 0.49
Cong. Dist. 5
   (Des Moines)
Richard DeCamp 318 0.32
Cong. Dist. 6
   (north central)
Roy C. Nelson 345 0.39
Cong. Dist. 7
   (southwest)
Ralph Young    202 0.23
Cong. Dist. 8
   (northwest)
Roy V. Bishop 163 0.18

1952
Governor
Z. Everett Kellum 2,775 0.23  
Lt. Governor
E.L. Tarr 2,120 0.18  
Secretary of State
Wade Dillavou 2,103 0.18  
Auditor
L. E. Gifford 2,114 0.18  
Treasurer
Wayne Lindskoog 1,971 0.17  
Sec. Agriculture
Lowell Parks 2,005 0.17  
Sec. Commerce
George Kasier 1,833 0.16  
Cong. Dist. 1
   (Davenport)
F.A. Oliver 377 0.22  
Cong. Dist. 2
   (Cedar Rapids)
Roy Corliss 90 0.05  
Cong. Dist. 3
   (Waterloo) 
Paul Kindschi 223 0.13  
Cong. Dist. 4
   (south central)
B.A. Compton 195 0.16  
Cong. Dist. 5
   (Des Moines)
Richard DeCamp 433 0.27  
Cong. Dist. 6
   (north central)
Roy C. Nelson 288 0.23  
Cong. Dist. 7
   (southwest)
Ralph Young 98 0.08  
Cong. Dist. 8
   (northwest)
Charles Warner 285 0.30  

1966
Senator
Verne Higens
2,081
0.24
Attorney General
George Murray
3,392
0.40

1968
Senator
Verne M. Higens
727
0.06
Governor
Harry Miller, Sr.
938
0.08
Lt. Governor
Frank C. Pearson
1,424
0.13
Secretary of State
Margaret Work
1,186
0.11
Auditor
M.J. Buchholz
1,376
0.13
Secretary of Agriculture
Cline Woods
1,155
0.11
Attorney General
George A. Murray
2,038
0.19

1970
Governor
Verne Higens
write-in
 
Attorney General
George A. Murray
write-in
 
 
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