1905 Boston mayoral election

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Boston mayoral election, 1905

← 1903 December 12, 1905 1907 →
  J. F. Fitzgerald (1).jpg Louis Adams Frothingham (1).png 3x4.svg
Candidate John F. Fitzgerald Louis A. Frothingham Henry S. Dewey
Party Democratic Republican People's
Popular vote 44,171 36,028 11,608
Percentage 47.5% 38.7% 12.5%

Mayor before election

Daniel A. Whelton
Democratic

Elected Mayor

John F. Fitzgerald
Democratic

The Boston mayoral election of 1905 occurred on Tuesday, December 12, 1905. Democratic candidate John F. Fitzgerald defeated Republican candidate Louis A. Frothingham, and four other contenders, to win his first term as Mayor of Boston. Primary elections had been held on Thursday, November 16, 1905.

Daniel A. Whelton, who had become acting mayor upon the death of Mayor Patrick Collins in September 1905, did not run for the position.

Fitzgerald was inaugurated on Monday, January 1, 1906.[1]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates Primary Election[3]
Votes %
John F. Fitzgerald 28,130 53.6%
Edward J. Donovan 24,387 46.4%
all others 5 0.0%

Republican primary[edit]

Withdrew

Sources: [4][5]

Candidates Primary Election[6]
Votes %
Louis A. Frothingham 9,941 46.6%
Henry S. Dewey 9,745 45.7%
Edward B. Callender 1,653 7.7%
all others 4 0.0%

Other candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[10] General Election[11]
Votes %
D John F. Fitzgerald 44,171 47.5%
R Louis A. Frothingham 36,028 38.7%
P Henry S. Dewey 11,608 12.5%
S George G. Hall 712 0.8%
M James A. Watson 457 0.5%
Michael D. Fitzgerald 9 0.0%
all others 14 0.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fitzgerald Boston's Mayor". The Washington Post. January 2, 1906. p. 1. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "DONOVAN OR FITZGERALD?". The Boston Globe. September 20, 1905. p. 1. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ "Annual Report of the Board of Election Commissioners". City of Boston. 1905. p. 107. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via archive.org.
  4. ^ "FROTHINGHAM HAS THREE OPPONENTS". The Boston Globe. October 25, 1905. p. 1. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  5. ^ "BROMBERG OUT". The Boston Globe. October 27, 1905. p. 5. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  6. ^ "Annual Report of the Board of Election Commissioners". City of Boston. 1905. p. 138. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via archive.org.
  7. ^ a b "EACH THINKS HE WILL WIN". The Boston Globe. December 10, 1905. p. 1. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  8. ^ "WHOLE LIST OFF TICKET". The Boston Globe. December 3, 1905. p. 10. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  9. ^ "GEORGE G. HALL FOR MAYOR". The Boston Globe. November 6, 1905. p. 5. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  10. ^ "PAPERS ALL FILED". The Boston Globe. November 28, 1905. p. 1. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  11. ^ "Annual Report of the Board of Election Commissioners". City of Boston. 1905. p. 171. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via archive.org.

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