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Minnesota: Secretaries of State


Minnesota Secretaries of State, 1858-2002 (May be incomplete!)
Francis Baasen 1858-60 James H. Baker 1860-62 David Blakeley 1862-68 Henry C. Rogers 1868-70 Hans Mattson 1870-72 S. P. Jennison 1872-76 John S. Irgens 1876-80 Fred von Baumbach 1880-87 Hans Mattson 1887-91 Frederick P. Brown 1891-95 Albert Berg 1895-1901 Peter E. Hanson 1901-07 Julius A. Schmahl 1907-21 Mike Holm 1921-52 H. H. Chesterman 1952 Virginia Holm 1952-55 Joseph L. Donovan 1955-71 Arlen Erdahl 1971-75 Joan Anderson Growe 1975-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1892 Nov 8: Frederick P. Brown (Rep), elected; Peter Nelson (Dem), defeated; Henry B. Martin (People's), defeated; H. H. Aaker (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1894 Nov 6: Albert Berg (Rep), elected; Charles J. Haines (Dem), defeated; Peter J. Seberger (People's), defeated; Charles O. Winger (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1906: Julius A. Schmahl (Rep), elected.
  • 1908: Julius A. Schmahl (Rep), elected.
  • 1916 Jun 19: Julius A. Schmahl (Rep), nominated; E. K. Sampson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Julius A. Schmahl (Rep), elected; C. L. Johnson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Mike Holm (Rep), elected; Anna Olson Determan (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Mary C. MacGregor (Dem), defeated; Henry Bartlett (Communist), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Mike Holm (Rep), elected; K. K. Solberg (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Hugh T. Kennedy (Dem), defeated; Robert Turner (Communist), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Mike Holm (Rep), elected; Paul C. Hartig (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Carl Hennemann (Dem), defeated; Vincent R. Dunne (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Mike Holm (Rep), elected; Mrs. Ray Delaney (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Mike Holm (Rep), elected; Mrs. A. J. McGuire (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1952 Jul 6: Mike Holm, died in office.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Joseph L. Donovan (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; L. C. 'Andy' Anderson (Rep), defeated.
  • 2002: Buck Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated.
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