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

1874

Governor

Jarvis S. Church 1,346 3.74

Secretary of State

W.G. Olinger 1,410 3.96

Prison Commissioner

C.B. Parker 887 2.57

Representative-at-Large

J.A. Fairbank 1,205 4.22
*
    J.G. Miller 972 2.70

1884

Governor

J.G. Miller 3,075 2.30

Secretary of State

George H. Bigelow 3,000 2.24

Treasurer

Jacob Fulton 2,958 2.21

Auditor

D.D. Norton 2,963 2.21

Attorney General

S.E. Hostetter 3,018 2.25

Land Commissioner

L.N. Crosby 2,957 2.21

Supt. Public Instruction

W.T.Cline 2,952 2.20

1885

Justice, Supreme Court

O.B. Hewitt 4,445 3.53

Regent

E.B. Graham 4,681 3.70
L.N. Taylor 4,631 3.68
Fillmore County
         Supt. Instruction
Belle G. Bigelow (no data) (no data)

1886

Governor

Harvey W. Hardy 8,175 5.91

Lt. Governor

E.B. Graham 8,204 5.93

Secretary of State

E.J. O’Neil 9,763 7.05

Auditor

John A. Hooper 8,256 5.97

Treasurer

A.J. Leach 8,254 5.97

Supt. Public Instruction

J.A. Smith 8,173 5.96

Attorney General

Martin J. brower 9,694 6.99

Land Commissioner

L.B. Palmer 9,629 6.96

1888

Governor

George H. Bigelow 9,511 4.69

Lt. Governor

John Dale 9,885 5.01

Secretary of State

John E. Hopper 9,619 4.75

Auditor

John F. Helin 9,659 4.81

Treasurer

J.H Stuart 6,781 3.52

Attorney General

John Barnd 9,204 4.56

Land Commissioner

Artemus Roberts 9,857 4.87

Supt. Public Instruction

H.S. Hilton 9,513 4.74

1889

Justice, Supr. Ct.

F.P. Wigton 556 write-in

Regent

Jennie F. Holmes 5,587 3.29
 
L.B. Palmer 5,416 3.19

Congr. Dist. 2

Charles E. Bentley 1,816 3.58

1890

Governor

B.L. Paine 3,676 1.72

Lieutenant Governor

G.W. Woodbey 4,515 2.11

Secretary of State

Charles Watts 4,581 2.14

Auditor

A. Fitch, Jr. 4,571 2.15

Treasurer

H.W. Hardy 4,536 2.13

Attorney General

F.P. Wigton 4,573 2.14

Land Commissioner

C. Olson 4,552 2.04

Supt. Public Instr.

Mrs. M.R. Morgan 4,586 2.15

Congr. Dist. 1 (O-Li)

L.H. Chapin 1,670 2.29

Congr. Dist. 2 (southern)

L.B. Palmer 1,220 2.06

Congr. Dist. 3 (northern)

W.L. Pierce 961 1.19

1891

Justice, Supr. Court

A.M. Bittenbender 7,322 4.69

Regent

William Gorst 8,997 6.24
Caroline M. Woodward 9,177 6.37

1892

Governor

Charles E. Bentley 6,235 3.15

Lieutenant Governor

James Stevens 5,594 2.85

Secretary of State

I. Boostrom 6,079 3.10

Treasurer

J. Dinslow 5,537 2.81

Auditor

J.C. Thomas 5,736 2.93

Attorney General

(no data) 6,756 3.44

Supt. Publ. Instr.

Belle G. Bigelow 6,543 3.34

Land Commissioner

C.E. Smith 5,999 3.08

Congr. 1 (Lincoln)

R.W. Maxwell 863 2.81

Congr. 2 (Omaha)

R.W. Richardson 362 1.43

Congr. 3 (Columbus)

F.P. Wigton 867 2.49

Congr. 4 (York)

J.P. Kettlewell 1,312 3.50

Congr. 5 (Hastings)

O.C. Hubbell 838 2.57

Congr. 6 (N Platte)

Orlando R. Beebe 586 1.66

1893

Justice Supr. Court

A.M. Bittenbender 6,357 5.86

Regent

C.H. Walker 6,206 3.52
 
A.E. Ricker 6,075 3.45
 
John P. Heald 6,927 3.97

1894

Governor

E.A. Gerrard 4,440 2.17

Lieutenant Governor

Belle G. Bigelow 5,188 2.57

Senator

Charles E. Bentley 25,594 23.71 *

Secretary of State

L. Hompes 5,052 2.52

Auditor

L.J. Smith 5,819 2.91

Treasurer

D.L. Pond 5,114 2.55

Supt. Public Instr.

F.B. Kearney 4,794 2.41

Attorney General

J.L. Mack 5,044 2.52

Land Commissioner

H.M. Hill 5,500 2.75

1895

Justice Supr. Ct.

A.G. Wolfenbarger 4,344 2.37

Regent

J.J. Bryant 6,947 3.97
Anna R. Woodbey 6,279 3.59

Supt. Instruction

Belle G. Bigelow (no data) (no data)

1896

Governor

Joel Warner 1,560 0.73

Lieutenant Governor

L.O. Jones 2,458 1.14

Secretary of State

Albert Fitch, Jr. 2,149 1.00

Auditor

Christopher C. Crowell 2,643 1.25

Treasurer

S.T. Davies 2,628 1.21

Supt. Publ. Instr.

E.A. Whitwan 3 1.39

Attorney General

D.M. Strong 2,067 0.95

Land Commissioner

John E. Hopper 2,523 1.16

Regent

Charles R. Lawson 2,391 1.12

Congr. 1

Clarke E. Smith 129 1.22

Congr. 2

Charles Watts 202 0.71

Congr. 3

David brown 521 1.21

Congr. 4

B. Shepherd 425 1.25

Congr. 5

Clarke W. Preston    ??? 0.76

Congr. 6

A.D. George 436 1.25
 

(National Party faction)

Governor   

R.A. Hawley 930 0.44

Lieutenant Governor

Oscar Kent 810 0.37

Secretary of State

J.M. Dilworth 820 0.38

Auditor

E.A. Gerrard 953 0.45

Treasurer

Thomas McCulloch 961 0.44

Attorney General

Frank G. Odell 907 0.42

Land Commissioner

J. Phipps Roe 1,155 0.53

Regent

Theodore Johnson 866 0.40

1897

Justice Supreme Ct.

D.M. Strong 1,625 0.84

Regent

Isabella Spurlock 1,755 0.92
D.L. Whitney 1,612 0.85

1898

Governor

R.V. Muir 1,724 0.90

Lieutenant Governor

N.S. Lowrie 1,778 0.94

Secretary of State

C.R. Lawson 1,749 0.93

Auditor

Christopher C. Crowell 1,710 0.91

Treasurer

Hiram Burch 1,699 0.90

Supt. Public Instruction

Mrs.  S.C.O. Upton 1,615 0.86

Attorney General

A.G. Wolfenbarger 1,805 0.96

Railroad Commissioner

B.Bain 1,651 0.88

Congr. Dist. 5 (Hastings)

James A. Armstrong 27 0.08

1899

Regent

Charles E. Smith 5,695 2.90
Albert Fitch 4,437 2.26

1900

Governor

Lucius O. Jones 4315 1.85

Lieutenant Governor

C.R. Lawson 4020 1.74

Secretary of State

D.L. Whitney 4077 1.75

Auditor

Wilson brodie 3931 1.69

Treasurer

Christopher C. Crowell 3988 1.70

Supt. Public Instruction

Bartley Blain 3932 1.68

Attorney General

D.M. Strong 3984 1.70

Land Commissioner

E. Hickman 3953 1.69

Congr. 1 (Lincoln)

S.T. Davies 475 1.30

Congr. 2 (Omaha)

George E. Baird 281 0.89

Congr. 3 (Columbus)

Isaiah I. Lightner 549 1.21

Congr. 4
    (Grand Island)

Paul C. Burhan 700 1.66

Congr. 5 (Hastings)

James A. Armstrong 546 1.52

Congr. 6 (northwest)

P.W. Hannible 662 1.84

1901

Justice Supreme Ct.

Wallace B. Clark 4072 2.52

Regent, State Univ

Susannah M. Walker 4277 2.97
J.M. Dilworth 4013 2.13

1902

Governor

Samuel T. Davies 3,397 1.75

Lieutenant Governor

Isaiah I. Lightner 4,129 2.14

Secretary of State

D.D. Norton 4,133 2.14

Attorney General

W. Burt Clark 4,394 2.29

Treasurer

Wesley H. Maddox 4,140 2.15

Auditor

John Dale 4,578 2.38

Supt. Public Instr.

R.E. Howard 4,328 2.26

Land Commissioner

James M. Dilworth 4,304 2.25

Supt. Instruction

Belle G. Bigelow (no data) (no data)

Congr. Dist. 1 (Lincoln)

Thomas B. Fraser 579 1.99

Congr. Dist. 3
    (Dakota City)

Charles C. Beveridge 632 1.65

Congr. Dist. 4
    (Grand Island)

Benjamin F. Farley 743 2.01

Congr. Dist. 5
    (North Platte)

John D. Stoddard 496 1.64

Congr. Dist. 6
    (Scotts Bluff)

C.F. Swander 660 2.07

Note:  Prohibition candidates ran for 5 of 6 seats.


1903

Justice, Supreme Ct.

George I. Wright 4,394 2.28

Regent State Univ.

C.A. Barker 5,197 2.77
                              R.V. Murr 4,762 2.54

1904

Governor

Clarence W. Swander 5,488 2.44

Lieutenant Governor

Isaiah I. Lightner 6,159 2.76

Secretary of State

Stanley Larson 6,806 3.05

Treasurer

John P. Heald 6,227 2.77

Auditor

Samuel T. Davis 6,451 2.88

Attorney General

Martin I. Brower 6,466 2.89

Land Commissioner

Andrew J. Thompson 6,603 2.95

Congr. Dist. 1 (Lincoln)

Bert Wilson 1,046 3.16

Congr. Dist. 2 (Omaha)

Richard Throckmorton 240 0.78

Congr. Dist. 3
    (Dakota City)

Henry Hockenburger 1,134 2.44

Congr. Dist. 4
    (Grand Island)

George I Wright 1,321 3.27

Congr. Dist. 5
    (North Platte)

John Tucker 991 2.83

Congr. Dist. 6
    (Scotts Bluff)

John J. Smith 1,107 2.88

Note:  Prohibition candidates ran for 6 of 6 seats.


1905

Justice Supreme Ct.

Fred B. Beall 5,187 2.92

Regent, State Univ.

(no data) 5,277 3.04
 
(no data) 5,408 3.12

1906

Governor

Harry Trumbull Sutton 5,106 2.68

Lieutenant Governor

J.D. Forsythe 5,967 3.15

Secretary of State

J.M. Bell 6,165 3.25

Treasurer

W.H. Maddox 5,915 3.12

Auditor

W.E. Nichol 6,147 3.25

Supt. Public Instr.

B. Wilson 6,039 3.19

Attorney General

J.D. Graves 6,344 3.35

Land Commissioner

Oscar Kent 5,842 3.09

Railway Commissioner

J.S. McCleary 5,580 3.06
E.A. Gerrard 5,358 2.94
S. Lichty 5,365 2.95

Congr. Dist. 1 (Lincoln)

Frank C. Taylor 1,043 3.73  

Congr. Dist. 3 (Dakota City)

E.J. Flood 773 2.01  

Note:  Prohibition candidates ran for 2 of 6 seats.


1907

Justice Supreme Ct.

Julian D. Graves 5,158 2.73

Regent, State Univ.

John H. Von Stern     5,568 2.84

Railroad Commissioner
    (short term)

Samuel Lichty 14,544 10.45 *

1908

Governor

Roy R. Teeter 4,464 1.67

Lieutenant Governor

F.E. Linch 5,469 2.07

Secretary of State

H.F.J. Hockenberger 5,966 2.25

Land Commissioner

Albert Thompson 5,159 1.98  

Congr. Dist. 4
    (Grand Island)

T.M. Birmingham 870 1.92  

Congr. Dist. 6
    (Scotts Bluff)

W.H. Hornby 790 1.55  

Note:  Prohibition candidates ran for 2 of 6 seats.


1909

Regent, State University

Frank E. Linch 7,597 4.67
John H. Von Steen 7,023 4.32

1910

Senator

Thomas M.C. Birmingham 3,323 1.42

Lieutenant Governor

Samuel Lichty 3,543 1.52

Secretary of State

Mrs. H. Wittstnick 3,877 1.67

Treasurer

Albert Fitch 4,032 1.73  

Congr. Dist. 3
    (Dakota City

H.J.F. Kockenberger 491 1.09  

Congr. Dist. 5
    (North Platte)

John D. Stoddard 802 2.14  

Congr. Dist. 6
    (Scotts Bluff)

Robert S. Ross 634 1.35  

Note:  Prohibition candidates ran for 3 of 6 seats.


1911

Rail. Comm. (short term)

L.O. Jones 4,651 2.21

Regent, State University

George C. Fitch 3,855 1.86
 
J.B. Frazer 3,680 1.78

Justice, Supreme Court

George I. Wright 3,951 1.99
 
Henry C. Bittenbinder 3,592 1.81  

1912

Senator

D.B. Gilbert 2,715 1.08

Governor

Nathan Wilson 3,642 1.45

Lieutenant Governor

Theodore J. Shrode 3,952 1.59

Auditor

J.D. Graves 3,885 1.57

Treasurer

M.P. brugger 3,657 1.47

Land Commissioner

Nelson Hald 3,880 1.57

Railroad Commissioner

D.D.  Norton 3,737 1.51  

Congr. Dist. 1 (Lincoln)

N.A. Carraker 481 1.40  

Congr. Dist. 3 (Norfolk)

W.D. Gibson 537 1.09  

Congr. Dist. 4 (Seward)

L.A. White 557 1.32  

Congr. Dist. 5 (Hastings)

George W. Porter 610 1.59  

Congr. Dist. 6 (western)

Lucian Stebbins 84 0.16  

Note:  Prohibition candidates ran for 5 of 6 seats.


1914

Governor

Nathan Wilson 2,873 1.20

Lt. Governor

Henry F.J. Hockenberger 4,614 1.98

Secretary of State

Nelson Hald 4,314 1.86

Auditor

Frank W. Miles 4,900 2.12

Treasurer

Charles Stoll 4,282 1.84

Supt. Public Instr.

Arthur B. Walker 4,152 1.80

Attorney General

Henry C. Bittenbender 4,498 1.95

Land Commiss.

John W. Davis 868 write-in

Regent, State U.

L.C. Gilbert 4,480 2.18
Annetta Nesbitt 6,382 3.11  

Congr. Dist. 2 (Omaha)

C.C. Crowell, Jr. 210 0.73  

Congr. Dist. 3 (Norfolk)

George C. Fitch 629 1.37  

Congr. Dist. 5 (Hastings)

Thomas M.C. Birmingham 1,056 3.14  

Congr. Dist. 6
    (Scottsbluff)

Lucien Stebbins 399 0.78  

Note:  Prohibition candidates ran for 4 of 6 seats.


1916

Senator

D.B. Gilbert 4,429 1.55

Governor

J.D. Graves 4,215 1.45

Lieutenant Governor

Charles E. Smith 7,683 2.69

Secretary of State

Albert Lamm 6,126 2.14

Auditor

John E. Roberts 7,361 2.59

Treasurer

Charles Stall 6,025 2.11

Supt. Public Instr.

W. Eugene Knox 5,826 2.05

Land Commiss.

J.B. Jenkins 6,565 2.32

Railway Commiss.

George P. Bissell 6,688 2.38

Regent

L.C. Gilbert 7,459 2.75
Annette Nesbitt 7,000 2.58  

Congr. Dist. 6
    (northwest)

Lucian Stebbins 474 0.81  

Note:  Prohibition candidates ran for 1 of 6 seats.


1918

Governor

J.D. Graves 3,409 1.53

Lieutenant Governor

D.B. Gilbert 6,529 3.02

Secretary of State

George C. Fitch 5,458 2.52

Auditor

H. Floyd Miles 5,283 2.46

Treasurer

J.J. Vance 4,951 2.29

Attorney General

Martin I. Brown 4,979 2.31

Land Commissioner

J.B. Priest 3,963 1.84

Railway Commiss.

C.B. Helling 4,027 1.88

Congr. Dist.  4 (W of Linc)

Thomas Birmingham 393 1.09

Congr. Dist.  6  (northwest)

Lucien Stebbins 619 1.32

1920

Governor

J.D. Graves 6,041 1.59

Lt. Governor

D.G. Gilbert 10,262 2.81

Auditor

Flora Porter 26,857 7.64

Treasurer

H. Floyd Miles 17,936 5.10

Railway Commissioner

A.H. Albertson 15,064 4.33

1922

Congr. Dist. 1
    (Lancaster)

E. Luella Barton 1,224 2.40

1924

Lt. Governor

J.F. Webster 11,064 2.58

Secretary of State

P.B. Gilbert 11,543 2.67

Auditor

David Fawcett 8,596 2.03

Congr. Dist. 1 (Lincoln)

E. Luella Barton 1,555 2.40

Congr. Dist. 6 (western)

Jesse Gandy 5,467 5.99
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