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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1956Description : Orville FreemanDFLThe 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. Page:m

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1956
Minnesota
1954 ←
November 6, 1956→ 1958

 Orville L. Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture (1961-1969).jpgAncherNelsen2.jpg
NomineeOrville FreemanAncher Nelsen
PartyDFLRepublican
Popular vote731,180685,196
Percentage51.41%48.18%

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County Results

Governor before election

Orville Freeman
DFL

Elected Governor

Orville Freeman
DFL

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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

1956 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
PartyCandidateVotes%±
DFLOrville Freeman731,18051.41%-1.31%
RepublicanAncher Nelsen685,19648.18%+1.38%
Industrial GovernmentRudolph Gustafson5,7850.41%-0.07%
Majority45,9843.23%
Turnout1,422,161
DFL holdSwing
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