1898 Minnesota gubernatorial election

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1898 Minnesota gubernatorial election

← 1896 November 8, 1898 1900 →
  John Lind.jpg William Henry Eustis 001.jpg
Nominee John Lind William Henry Eustis
Party DemocraticPeople's Republican
Popular vote 131,980 111,796
Percentage 52.26% 44.26%

County Results

Governor before election

David Marston Clough

Elected Governor

John Lind

The 1898 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1898. Democratic Party of Minnesota candidate John Lind defeated Republican Party of Minnesota challenger William Henry Eustis. This is the second of three successive elections in which John Lind ran as a candidate for a coalition formed from the Democrats and the People's Party.


1898 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic-People's John Lind 131,980 52.26% +4.15%
Republican William Henry Eustis 111,796 44.26% -4.91%
Prohibition George W. Higgins 5,299 2.10% +0.57%
Midroad-Populist Lionel C. Long 1,802 0.71% n/a
Socialist Labor William B. Hammond 1,685 0.67% +0.34%
Majority 20,184 8.00%
Turnout 252,562
Democratic-People's gain from Republican

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