Julius A. Schmahl

Julius August Schmahl (August 1, 1867 – April 10, 1955) was a Minnesota politician, and a member of the Republican Party. He served nearly four decades in statewide elective office, as Minnesota's Secretary of State and Treasurer. He was a newspaper reporter and was the editor of the Redwood FallsGazette newspaper.[1][2]

Julius A. Schmahl
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13th Minnesota Secretary of State
In office
January 7, 1907 – January 4, 1921
GovernorJohn A. Johnson
Adolph O. Eberhart
Winfield S. Hammond
J. A. A. Burnquist
Preceded byPeter E. Hanson
Succeeded byMike Holm
17th Minnesota State Treasurer
In office
January 1927 – January 1937
GovernorTheodore Christianson
Floyd B. Olson
Hjalmar Petersen
Preceded byEdward W. Stark
Succeeded byC. A. Halverson
19th Minnesota State Treasurer
In office
January 1939 – January 1951
GovernorHarold E. Stassen
Edward J. Thye
Luther W. Youngdahl
Preceded byC. A. Halverson
Succeeded byKristjan Valdimar Bjornson
Personal details
BornAugust 1, 1867
Traverse des Sioux, Minnesota
DiedApril 10, 1955 (aged 87)
Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican
Professioneditor and Publisher

A newspaper editor and publisher, Schmahl was first elected to statewide office in 1906, winning election as Secretary of State. He would serve twelve years, stepping down in 1921. Schmahl later ran for State Treasurer in 1926. He would hold the position for all but two years between 1927 and 1951.

Schmahl retired from politics in 1951. He died in 1955 at the age of 87.


  1. ^ Political Graveyard
  2. ^ 'Death Comes To Julius A. Schmahl,' Fergus Falls Daily Journal, April 111,{Clarify} 1955, pg. 1
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter E. Hanson
Secretary of State of Minnesota
Succeeded by
Mike Holm
Preceded by
Edward W. Stark
Minnesota State Treasurer
Succeeded by
C. A. Halverson
Preceded by
C. A. Halverson
Minnesota State Treasurer
Succeeded by
Kristjan Valdimar Bjornson