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


1869:  

Governor

Daniel Cobb
1,764
3.24

Lieutenant Governor

John H. Stevens
(no data)

Secretary of State

E.J. Thompson
(no data)

Auditor

C.C. Comes
(no data)

Treasurer

Henry Russell
(no data)

Justice, Supreme Court

E.O. Hamlin
(no data)

Attorney General

J. Ham Davidson
(no data)

Clerk of Court

A.P. Connelly
(no data)

1871:

Governor

Samuel Mayall 846 1.08

Lieutenant Governor

(no data)

Treasurer

(no data)

Secretary of State

(no data)

Attorney General

(no data)

Justice, Supreme Court

(no data)
(no data)

1873:

Governor

Samuel Mayall 1,036 1.35

Lieutenant Governor

(no data)

Secretary of State

(no data)

1875:

Governor

R.F. Humiston 1,669 2.01

Lieutenant Governor

Tuttle 2,205 2.75

Secretary of State

Stevens 1,521 1.89

Auditor

Hutchinson 1,493 1.79

Treasurer

H.D. Brown 1,544 1.88

Attorney General

McCarty 2,749 2.33

Railroad Commissioner

Osreely 1,544 1.89

Clerk of Court 

Sewall 1,564
1.86

1881:

Governor

I.C. Stearns 708 0.67

Lieutenant Governor

George B. Kingsley 768 0.72

Secretary of State

W.W. Regan 734 0.69

Treasurer

A.F. Sauftenburg 783 0.74

Auditor

G.A. Armstrong 767 0.73

Attorney General

A.W. Bangs 572 0.54

Railroad Commis.

William R. Marshll 753 0.73

Clerk

A.C. Dunn 756 0.74

1883:  

Governor

Charles E. Holt 4.924 3.63

Lieutenant  Governor

E.S. Payne (no data)

Secretary of State

C.B. Shore (no data)

Treasurer

C.M. Anderson (no data)

1886:  

Governor

James E. Childs 9,030 4.09

Lt. Governor

James P. Pinkham no data

Secretary of State

P.J. Kniss no data

Treasurer

C.A. Bierce no data

Auditor

W.H. Allen no data

Attorney General

W.M. Ilatch no data

Justice, Supreme Court

J McKnight no data
 
J.W. Cochran no data
 
C.E. Shannon no data

Clerk, Supreme Court

C.A. Fosness no data

1888:  

Governor

Hugh Harrison 17,026 6.51

Lt. Governor

T.S. Reimestad 15,565 5.97

Secretary of State

Peter Thompson 15,473 5.90

Treasurer

J.A. Allen 15,510 5.92

Attorney General

C.E. Shannon 15,629 5.95

1890:

Governor

James P Pinkham 8,424 3.50

Secretary of State

Hans S. Hilleboe 9,352 3.92

Treasurer

Newton R. Frost 9,509 3.97

Auditor

Ole Kron 10,476 4.38

Clerk

W.E. Dean 9,951 4.21

Congr. Dist. 2 (sw)

Ira B. Reynolds 1,146 2.71
Congr. Dist. 3
   (s of Twin Cit)
Charles R. Shepard 1,116 3.20
Congr. Dist. 4
   (Twin Cities)
William J. Dean 3,238 8.27 *

Kittel Halvorsen

Kittel Halvorsen was elected to Congress in 1890, on the Prohibition ticket (Dubin says he was elected as a "Populist," but the original ballot says "Prohibition" -- telephone call to Minnesota Historical Society, 7 May 2001).

     Halvorsen was born at Telemarken, Norway on 15 December 1846; in 1848, his parents immigrated to The United States, first settling near White Water, Walworth County, Wisconsin, then moving to Columbia County, then to Winnebago County.  He attended public schools in Winchester, Wisconsin. 

    In 1863, Halvorsen enlisted in Company C, First Regiment, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, serving there until the end of the Civil War.  He then came to Stearns County, Minnesota, settling near Belgrade.  He did farming and ranching, was Justice of the Peace in 1870-1875, was Chairman of the Board of Supervisors 1870-1880, was Township Assessor in 1880, was Town Clerk in 1880-1891, and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives 1886-1888.

     Halvorsen was defeated for re-election in 1892 and returned to farming, near Brooten in Stearns County.  He was an alternate delegate to the People's Party national convention in 1896.  He moved to Tewaukon Townsip, Sargent County, North Dakota in 1900, where he did farming.   In 1910, he returned to Minnesota and farmed in North Fork until 1924.  He died at Havanna, North Dakota on 12 June 1936 and is buried in Big Grove Church Cemetery, North Fork Township (near Brooten), Minnesota.  (Adapted from "United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997," by Michael J. Dubin.)

The Prohibition Party claims some of the responsibility for electing Kittel Halvorsen to Congress.  Halvorsen, a native of Telemarken, Norway, emigrated with his parents to The United States in 1848.  They settled in Minnesota, where Halvorsen engaged in farming and cattle-breeding, and where he held several local offices.  He was a member of the Minnesota House in 1886-88.
     In 1890, Halvorsen was elected to the national House of Representatives, on the endorsement of the Farmer-Labor (Democratic), Prohibition, and Populist parties.  He served only one term, being defeated for re-election in 1892.
     Kittel Halvorsen was born on 15 December 1846. He died in Havana, North Dakota on 12 July 1936.

-- Gammon, 2007, pp.48-49


1892:  

Governor

William J. Dean 12,239 4.78

Lieutenant Governor

Ole Kron 13,823 5.60

Secretary of State

H.H. Aaker 12,585 5.04

Treasurer

D.H. Evans 12,796 5.12

Attorney General

Robert Taylor 14,000 5.58

Congr. 1 (Rochester)

P.H. Harst 1,554 4.20

Congr. 2 (sw)

E.H. Bronson 1,833 4.87

Congr. 3 (Willmar)

William B. Reed 1,415 3.99

Congr. 4 (St. Paul)

David Morgan 1,963 5.73

Congr. 5 (Mppls)

J.T. Caton 2,458 6.14

Congr. 6 (Duluth)

Edward L. Curial 1,692 4.24

Congr. 7 (nw)

L.F. Hampson 2,731 7.71

1894:  

Governor

Hans S, Hilleboe 6,832 2.30

Lieutenant Governor

Charles M. Way 9,347 3.23

Secretary of State

Charles O. Winger 9,306 3.21

Auditor

Seth S. Johnson 9,007 3.12

Treasurer

Fred L. Hampson 9,298 3.22

Attorney General

James E. Child 9,400 3.27

1896:  

Governor

William J. Dean 5,154 1.53

Lieutenant Governor

(no data) 6,917 2.12

Secretary of State

(no data) 7,307 2.23

1898:

 

Governor

George W. Higgins 5,299 2.10

Lieutenant Governor

(no data) 7,942 3.21

Secretary of State

A.H. Stone 8,725 3.53

Auditor

D.U. Weld 7,747 3.18

Attorney General

P.M. Doty 8,404 3.48

Congr. Dist. 1
   (Rochester)

Clarence Wedge 1,088 3.40

Congr. Dist. 2
   (southwest)

Thaddeus P. Grout 1,265 3.39

Congr. Dist. 3 (s of Mpls)

J.R. Lowe 1,446 4.27

Congr. Dist. 4 (St. Paul)

Newton J. Bray 461 1.56

Congr. Dist. 5 (Mpls)

Charles M. Way 885 2.62

Congr. Dist. 7
   (northwest)

Engrebret Lobeck 1,693 4.36

1900:  

Governor

B.B. Haugan 5,430 1.73

Lieutenant Governor

(no data) 8,364 2.73

Secretary of State

(no data) 9,375 3.16

Congr. 2 (southwest)

S.D. Works 1,604 3.14

Congr. 4 (St. Paul)

Charles J. Scanlan 717 1.94

Congr. 5 (Minneapolis)

E. Phillips 933 2.24

Congr. 7 (northwest)

H.H. Aaker 2,483 5.00

1902:  

Governor

Charles Scanlon 5,765 2.13

Lieutenant Governor

Ker ? 7,972 3.02

Secretary of State

Odess ? 7,653 2.89

Treasurer

Orne ? 8,100 3.10

1904:  

Governor

Charles H. Dorsett 7,577 2.49

Lieutenant Governor

(no data) 10,283 3.40

Secretary of State

(no data) 9,839 3.43

Treasurer

(no data) 12,439 4.38

1906:  

Governor

Charles W. Dorsett 7,223 2.61

Lieutenant Governor

Ole Lokensgaard 15,900 6.09

Secretary of State

N.C. Hendricks 15,900 6.12

Railroad Commissioner

J.F. Hieberg 14,893 5.91

1908:  

Governor

George D. Haggard 7,024 2.09

Lieutenant Governor

(no data) 19,317 6.52

Secretary of State

(no data) 15,216 5.07

Railroad Commissioner

(no data) 20,790 8.79

1910:  

Governor

J.F. Heiberg 8,960 3.04

Lieutenant Governor

(no data) 15,788 5.70

Secretary of State

(no data) 14,148 5.09

Railroad Commissioner

(no data) 22,837 9.22

1912:  

Governor

E.E. Lobeck 29,876 9.38

Lieutenant Governor

X. Andrews 25,635 8.74

Secretary of State

C.L. Johnson 20,025 7.44

Attorney General

X. Morse 27,140 9.74

Representative

William G. Calderwood 25,863 9.25

1916:  

Senator

Willis G. Calderwood 78,425 20.56

Governor

Thomas J. Anderson 19,884 5.08

Lieutenant Governor

L.A. Simonson 25,662 6.83

Secretary of State

C.L. Johnson 84,131 24.39 *

Railroad Commiss.

John Lind 63,129 17.56

1918:  

Senator

Willis G. Calderwood 137,296 39.99 *

Governor

Olaf O. Stageberg 6,649 1.80

Lieutenant Governor

George D. Haggard 43,836 12.89

Auditor

Fremont R. McManigal 37,661 11.03

Treasurer

L.A. Simonson 43,067 12.69

Attorney General

Lars O. Haug 15,047 4.28

Railroad Commis.

William Hokanson 10,628 3.04

1920:

Lt. Governor

C.H. Hubbell 6,695 0.89  

Secretary of State

John M. Copeland 7,608 1.04