The 1879 Minnesota gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1879 to elect the governor of Minnesota. Incumbent John S. Pillsbury was reelected to a third term.
Ara Barton was the initial Greenback nominee, but he declined the nomination and was replaced by William Meigher.
|Republican||John S. Pillsbury (incumbent)||57,524||54.18|
|Prohibition||William W. Satterlee||2,868||2.70|
- "Our Campaigns - MN Governor Race - Nov 04, 1879". Retrieved May 6, 2016.
- "Minnesota Legislative Manual (Blue Book) - Chapter 10 Minnesota Elections" (PDF). Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2016-05-07.