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Minnesota: State Attorneys General

Minnesota State Attorneys General, 1858-2006 (May be incomplete!)
Charles Henry Berry 1858-60 Gordon E. Cole 1860-66 William J. Colvill, Jr. 1866-68 Francis R. E. Cornell 1868-74 George P. Wilson 1874-80 Charles M. Start 1880-81 William John Hahn 1881-87 Moses E. Clapp 1887-93 H. W. Childs 1893-99 Wallace B. Douglas 1899-1904 William J. Donahower 1904-05 Edward T. Young 1905-09 George T. Simpson 1909-11 Lyndon A. Smith 1912-18 Clifford L. Hilton 1918-27 Albert F. Pratt 1927-28 Gustaf Aaron Youngquist 1928-29 Henry N. Benson 1929-33 Harry H. Peterson 1933-36 William S. Ervin 1936-39 J. A. A. Burnquist 1939-55 Miles Lord 1955-60 Walter F. Mondale 1960-64 Robert W. Mattson 1964-67 Douglas M. Head 1967-71 Warren Spannaus 1971-83 Skip Humphrey 1983-99

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1872: John L. MacDonald (Dem), defeated.
  • 1892 Nov 8: H. W. Childs (Rep), elected; John C. Nethaway (Dem), defeated; John L. MacDonald (People's), defeated; Robert Taylor (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1894 Nov 6: H. W. Childs (Rep), elected; Logan Brackenridge (Dem), defeated; John A. Keyes (People's), defeated; James E. Child (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1898: Robert C. Saunders, defeated.
  • 1904 Mar 31: Wallace B. Douglas, resigned; William J. Donahower, appointed.
  • 1911 Aug 17: George T. Simpson, resigned; Lyndon A. Smith, appointed.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Lyndon A. Smith (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1924: Robert C. Bell, defeated.
  • 1929 Nov 20: Henry N. Benson, appointed.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Henry N. Benson (Rep), elected; Joseph B. Himsl (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Walter F. Dacey (Dem), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Harry H. Peterson (Farmer-Labor), elected; Oscar F. Youngdahl (Rep), defeated; Alric Anderson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Harry H. Peterson (Farmer-Labor), elected; Oscar F. Youngdahl (Rep), defeated; Thomas F. Gallagher (Dem), defeated.
  • 1938: J. A. A. Burnquist, elected.
  • 1940: J. A. A. Burnquist, elected.
  • 1942: J. A. A. Burnquist, elected.
  • 1944: J. A. A. Burnquist, elected.
  • 1946 Nov 5: J. A. A. Burnquist (Rep), elected; Walter C. Boland (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: J. A. A. Burnquist (Rep), elected; Orville L. Freeman (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Miles Lord (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Gaylord A. Saetre (Rep), defeated.
  • 1982: Skip Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected.
  • 1986: Skip Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected.
  • 1990: Skip Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected.
  • 1994: Skip Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected.
  • 2006: Jeff Johnson (Rep), defeated.
  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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