1905 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

1905 United States Senate election in Massachusetts
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270 members of the Massachusetts General Court
136 votes needed to win
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Nominee Henry Cabot Lodge William A. Gaston
Party Republican Democratic
Electoral vote 198 72
Percentage 73.33% 26.67%

Senator before election

Henry Cabot Lodge
Republican

Elected Senator

Henry Cabot Lodge
Republican

The 1905 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held during January 1905. Republican incumbent Henry Cabot Lodge won election to a third term.

At the time, Massachusetts elected United States Senators by a majority vote of the combined houses of the Massachusetts General Court.

Background[edit]

In the 1904 legislative elections, Republican maintained an overwhelming majority. The Senators-elect included 34 Republicans and just six Democrats, and the Representatives-elect included 164 Republicans and 66 Democrats.

Nominating caucuses[edit]

Lodge faced no opposition for the Republican nomination. At the caucus on January 12, his name was placed into nomination by Senate President William F. Dana, and seconding speeches were made by Speaker of the House William F. Frothingham and Representative William Salter.[1]

Results[edit]

Lodge was re-elected on a party-line vote.[2]

1905 United States Senate election in Massachusetts[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Cabot Lodge 198 73.33%
Democratic William A. Gaston 72 26.67%
Total votes 270 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNANIMOUS.: Lodge and Crane For Senate Named. Scarcely a Ripple of Excitement in Caucus". Boston Daily Globe. 13 Jan 1905. p. 7.
  2. ^ a b "ELECTED LODGE AND W.M. CRANE". Boston Daily Globe. 18 Jan 1905. p. 2.