1895 Boston mayoral election

Boston mayoral election, 1895

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  Josiah Quincy 35thMayor (a).png Mayor EU Curtis (a).png
Candidate Josiah Quincy Edwin Upton Curtis
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 40,270 35,864
Percentage 52.5% 46.7%

Mayor before election

Edwin Upton Curtis
Republican

Elected Mayor

Josiah Quincy
Democratic

The Boston mayoral election of 1895 occurred on Tuesday, December 10, 1895. Democratic candidate Josiah Quincy defeated Republican candidate and incumbent Mayor of Boston Edwin Upton Curtis, and one other contender, to win election to his first term.[1]

Due to a change of the city charter in June 1895,[2] this was the first Boston mayoral election for a two-year term; prior mayoral elections had been held annually.

Quincy was inaugurated on Monday, January 6, 1896.[3] His grandfather Josiah Quincy IV (known as Josiah Quincy Jr.) and great-grandfather Josiah Quincy III also had served as Mayors of Boston.[4]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates General Election[8]
Votes %
D Josiah Quincy 40,270 52.5%
R Edwin Upton Curtis (incumbent) 35,864 46.7%
MR Frank Parsons 585 0.8%
all others 2 0.0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "QUINCY'S PLURALITY 4441". The Boston Globe. December 11, 1895. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ "CHARTER AMENDED". The Boston Globe. June 2, 1895. p. 1. Retrieved March 13, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ "MAYOR QUINCY'S INAUGURAL". The Boston Globe. January 7, 1896. p. 6. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  4. ^ "THE THIRD MAYOR JOSIAH QUINCY". The Boston Globe. December 11, 1895. p. 12. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  5. ^ "NAMED FOR MAYOR". The Boston Globe. November 16, 1895. p. 6. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  6. ^ "PARSONS ACCEPTS". The Boston Globe. November 30, 1895. p. 6. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  7. ^ "Josiah Quincy Elected". Hartford Courant. December 11, 1895. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Annual Report of the Board of Election Commissioners". City of Boston. 1895. p. 57. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via archive.org.

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