1916 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1916

← 1911 November 7, 1916 1922 →
  FrankKellogg.jpg Daniel William Lawler (March 28, 1859 - September 15, 1926) in 1915.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Frank B. Kellogg Daniel W. Lawler W. G. Calderwood
Party Republican Democratic Prohibition
Popular vote 185,159 117,541 78,425
Percentage 48.58% 30.84% 20.58%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Moses E. Clapp

Elected U.S. Senator

Frank B. Kellogg

The 1916 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 7, 1916. It was the first election for either class of U.S. Senators held in Minnesota after the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which established the popular election of United States Senators. Incumbent Senator Moses E. Clapp was defeated in the Republican primary election by former American Bar Association president Frank B. Kellogg. Kellogg went on to defeat former St. Paul Mayor Daniel W. Lawler of the Minnesota Democratic Party, and Prohibition Party challenger Willis Greenleaf Calderwood, in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]




Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel W. Lawler 26,789 67.86%
Democratic Alfred J. Davis 12,685 32.14%
Total votes 39,474 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]




Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank B. Kellogg 73,818 40.46%
Republican Adolph O. Eberhart 54,890 30.08%
Republican Moses E. Clapp (Incumbent) 27,668 15.16%
Republican Charles A. Lindbergh 26,094 14.30%
Total votes 182,470 100.00%

General election[edit]


General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank B. Kellogg 185,159 48.58%
Democratic Daniel W. Lawler 117,541 30.84%
Prohibition W. G. Calderwood 78,425 20.58%
Total votes 381,125 100.00%
Majority 67,618 17.74%
Republican hold

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