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Minnesota: Clerk of the Supreme Court


Clerk of the Minnesota Supreme Court, 1869-1955 (May be incomplete!)
Sherwood Hough 1869-76 Samuel H. Nichols 1876-87 John D. Jones 1887-91 Charles P. Holcomb 1891-94 Darius F. Reese 1895-1902 Carl A. Pidgeon 1902-09 Irving A. Caswell 1909-17 Grace F. Kaercher 1923-27 Grace Kaercher Davis 1927-35 Grace Kaercher Davis 1939-55

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1875: Samuel H. Nichols, elected.
  • 1886: John D. Jones, elected.
  • 1894 Nov 6: Darius F. Reese (Rep), elected; Thomas C. Kurtz (Dem), defeated; Charles H. Johnson (People's), defeated.
  • 1909 Dec 2: Carl A. Pidgeon, resigned; Irving A. Caswell, appointed.
  • 1910 Nov 8: Irving A. Caswell (Rep), elected.
  • 1922: Grace F. Kaercher (Rep), elected.
  • 1926: Grace F. Kaercher (Rep), elected.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Grace Kaercher Davis (Rep), elected; Roy C. Smelker (Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Russell O. Gunderson (Farmer-Labor), elected; Grace Kaercher Davis (Rep), defeated; Clarence L. Smith (Dem), defeated; Oscar F. Hawkins (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Grace Kaercher Davis (Rep), elected; Charles J. Petersen (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Grace Kaercher Davis (Rep), elected; Charles R. Gallagher (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated.
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