1916 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

1916 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

← 1911 November 7, 1916 1922 →
  Henry Cabot Lodge c1916.jpg J. F. Fitzgerald.jpg
Nominee Henry Cabot Lodge John F. Fitzgerald
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 267,177 234,238
Percentage 51.68% 45.31%

Senator before election

Henry Cabot Lodge
Republican

Elected Senator

Henry Cabot Lodge
Republican

The 1916 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 1916. Republican incumbent Henry Cabot Lodge defeated Democratic Mayor of Boston John F. Fitzgerald to win election to a fifth term.

This was the first United States Senate election in Massachusetts decided by popular vote, as required by the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Cabot Lodge 104,118 100.00%
Write-in All others 2 0.00%
Total votes 104,120 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Fitzgerald 64,551 100.00%
Write-in All others 2 0.00%
Total votes 64,553 100.00%

Independents and third parties[edit]

Socialist[edit]

  • William N. McDonald

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

1916 United States Senate election in Massachusetts[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Cabot Lodge 267,177 51.68%
Democratic John F. Fitzgerald 234,238 45.31%
Socialist William N. McDonald 15,558 3.01%
Write-in All others 26 0.00%
Total votes 516,999 100.00%

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