Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1956

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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1956
Minnesota
← 1954 November 6, 1956 1958 →
  Orville L. Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture (1961-1969).jpg AncherNelsen2.jpg
Nominee Orville Freeman Ancher Nelsen
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 731,180 685,196
Percentage 51.41% 48.18%

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County Results

Governor before election

Orville Freeman
DFL

Elected Governor

Orville Freeman
DFL

The 1956 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 1956. Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party candidate Orville Freeman defeated Republican Party of Minnesota challenger Ancher Nelsen.

Results[edit]

1956 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Orville Freeman 731,180 51.41% -1.31%
Republican Ancher Nelsen 685,196 48.18% +1.38%
Industrial Government Rudolph Gustafson 5,785 0.41% -0.07%
Majority 45,984 3.23%
Turnout 1,422,161
DFL hold Swing

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