1894 Boston mayoral election

Boston mayoral election, 1894

← 1893 December 11, 1894 1895 →
  Mayor EU Curtis (a).png 3x4.svg
Candidate Edwin Upton Curtis Francis Peabody
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 34,982 32,425
Percentage 51.0% 47.3%

Mayor before election

Nathan Matthews Jr.
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Edwin Upton Curtis
Republican

The Boston mayoral election of 1894 occurred on Tuesday, December 11, 1894. Republican candidate Edwin Upton Curtis defeated Democratic candidate Francis Peabody, and two other contenders, to win election as Mayor of Boston.[1]

This was the last Boston mayoral election for a one-year term; the city charter was changed in June 1895,[2] increasing the mayoral term to two years.

Curtis was inaugurated on Monday, January 7, 1895.[3]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates General Election[7]
Votes %
R Edwin Upton Curtis 34,982 51.0%
D Francis Peabody 32,425 47.3%
P Phinehas P. Field 868 1.3%
PRO Abijah Hall 305 0.4%
all others 8 0.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CURTIS ELECTED". The Boston Globe. December 12, 1894. p. 1. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ "CHARTER AMENDED". The Boston Globe. June 2, 1895. p. 1. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ "Boston's New Mayor". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. January 8, 1895. p. 2. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b "Boston Mayoralty Nominations". The New York Times. November 24, 1894. p. 2. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "PEABODY LEADS UNITED PARTY". The Boston Globe. November 17, 1894. p. 1. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  6. ^ "Political Notes". The Salt Lake Herald. Salt Lake City. November 20, 1894. p. 4. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Boston Mayor Race - Dec 11, 1894". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via archive.org.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]