1910 Boston mayoral election

Boston mayoral election, 1910

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  J. F. Fitzgerald.jpg 3x4.svg
Candidate John F. Fitzgerald James J. Storrow
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 47,172 45,757
Percentage 49.5% 48.0%

Mayor before election

George A. Hibbard

Elected Mayor

John F. Fitzgerald

The Boston mayoral election of 1910 occurred on Tuesday, January 11, 1910. John F. Fitzgerald, who had been Mayor of Boston from 1906 to 1908, defeated incumbent George A. Hibbard and two other candidates.[1]

This was the first Boston mayoral election held under a new city charter,[2] which made the election nonpartisan, and increased the mayor's term from two years to four years.[3] Due to November voting on the charter change, this election was held in January, with the term of the incumbent mayor extended into February.[4]

Fitzgerald was inaugurated on Monday, February 7.[5]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates General Election[6][7]
Votes %
John F. Fitzgerald 47,172 49.5%
James J. Storrow 45,757 48.0%
George A. Hibbard (incumbent) 1,816 1.9%
Nathaniel H. Taylor 613 0.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FITZGERALD WINS BY 1415". The Boston Globe. January 12, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ "Four Names Filed". The Barre Daily Times. Barre, Vermont. December 18, 1909. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "New Boston Charter is the Worst Defeat Ever Given Boss Rule". The Marion Daily Mirror. Marion, Ohio. November 3, 1909. Retrieved March 17, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "QUESTIONS TO BE SETTLED BY BOSTON VOTERS AT STATE ELECTION". The Boston Globe. November 2, 1909. p. 10. Retrieved March 17, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  5. ^ "New Mayor of Boston". Arkansas Democrat. Little Rock, Arkansas. February 7, 1910. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Boston Mayor Race - Jan 11, 1910". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. City of Boston. 1909. p. 142. Retrieved March 16, 2018. totals page is missing

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