Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 4/20/1965 to 1/2/1967
Occupation: Potato Farmer
Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
His opponent, Linn Slattengren, won the 1964 general election but was found guilty of violating the Minnesota Corrupt Practices Act, so he was not sworn in. The seat was declared vacant and a special election was held. John P. Wingard won the special election but his win was contested by Linn Slattengren. The House investigated and determined that neither candidate had violated the law. John P. Wingard was sworn in on April 20, 1965.