1897 Boston mayoral election

Boston mayoral election, 1897

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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 39,984 35,947
Percentage 50.1% 45.1%

Mayor before election

Josiah Quincy
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Josiah Quincy
Democratic

The Boston mayoral election of 1897 occurred on Tuesday, December 21, 1897. Democratic candidate and incumbent Mayor of Boston Josiah Quincy defeated Republican candidate and former mayor Edwin Upton Curtis, and two other contenders, to win re-election to a second term.[1]

Inaugural exercises were held on Monday, January 3, 1898.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates General Election[5][6]
Votes %
D Josiah Quincy (incumbent) 39,984 50.1%
R Edwin Upton Curtis 35,947 45.1%
BD Thomas Riley 3,000 3.8%
SLP David Goldstein 825 1.0%
all others 7 0.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THANKS ALL". The Boston Globe. December 22, 1897. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ "MAYOR QUINCY'S SECOND INAUGURAL". The Boston Globe. January 4, 1898. p. 6. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ "IN THE FRAY". The Boston Globe. November 12, 1897. p. 4. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  4. ^ "RILEY NAMED". The Boston Globe. November 13, 1897. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  5. ^ "Boston Mayor Race - Dec 21, 1897". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Annual Report of the Board of Election Commissioners". City of Boston. 1897. p. 47. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via archive.org. mayoral election results not found

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