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Parents > United States > Minnesota > MN At-Large
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 1857 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open October 13, 1857 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close October 13, 1857 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start May 11, 1858 - 12:00pm
Term End March 03, 1859 - 12:00pm
# Winners2
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifiedThomas Walker July 22, 2008 03:32pm
Data SourcesMinnesota Votes: Election Returns by County for Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, and Governors, 1857-1977.

Swift's vote totals were corrected in the above source. He originally was listed as having 16,937 votes.
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"Although three men won this election, which was held before Minnesota was actually a state, only two representatives from Minnesota were allowed in the congressional bill creating the state in 1858. George L. Becker lost in the drawing of lots to decide who would present their credentials, therefore he did not serve in Congress."

from Minnesota Votes: Election Returns by County for Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, and Governors, 1857-1977. p. 65.

The election was held on 10/13/1857. Phelps and Cavanaugh took their seats on 5/22/1858.
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won10/04/1859
NameCyrus Aldrich Votes21,360 (27.54%)
Term03/04/1859 - 03/03/1861 Margin3,694 (+4.76%)
  PartyRepublican Won10/04/1859
NameWilliam Windom Votes21,016 (27.10%)
Term03/04/1859 - 03/03/1861 Margin3,350 (+4.32%)
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CANDIDATES (2 Winners)
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Name William Wallace Phelps James Michael Cavanaugh George Loomis Becker Henry Adoniram Swift Cyrus Aldrich Morton Smith Wilkinson  
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Republican Republican Republican  
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Certified Votes18,218 (17.31%) 18,064 (17.17%) 18,019 (17.12%) 17,037 (16.19%) 16,955 (16.11%) 16,938 (16.10%)  
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