|Turnout||42.88% (total pop.)|
|Elections in Massachusetts|
Gubernatorial elections were held in Massachusetts on November 3, 1936.
Democratic Governor James Michael Curley chose to run for United States Senate rather than seek a second term in office. Incumbent Democratic Treasurer Charles F. Hurley was elected Governor over former Republican State Treasurer John W. Haigis.
- 1 Democratic primary
- 2 Republican primary
- 3 Independents and third parties
- 4 General election
- 5 References
- 6 Bibliography
- 7 See also
- Charles F. Hurley, Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
- William H. McMasters, publicity agent and whistleblower in the Charles Ponzi case
|Democratic||Charles F. Hurley||356,239||98.78%|
|Democratic||William H. McMasters||2,809||0.78%|
- Thomas F. Galvin, Lawrence City Alderman and Commissioner of Public Safety
- Francis E. Kelly, former member of the Boston City Council and candidate for Lt. Governor in 1932 and 1934
- Philip J. Philbin, special counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Education and Labor and ally of Senator David I. Walsh
|Democratic||Francis E. Kelly||171,045||45.20%|
|Democratic||Philip J. Philbin||131,133||34.65%|
|Democratic||Thomas F. Galvin||76,008||20.09%|
Haigis was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
|Republican||John W. Haigis||418,095||99.74%|
Speaker Saltonstall was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Independents and third parties
- Otis Archer Hood, of Boston
- Alfred Baker Lewis, attorney, civil rights activist, and perennial candidate
- Horace I. Hillis, candidate for Lt. Governor in 1934
- Fred G. Bushold
Following his loss in the Democratic primary, McMasters accepted the nomination of the Union Party.
|Democratic||Charles F. Hurley||867,743||47.62%||2.03|
|Republican||John W. Haigis||704,576||46.08%||3.78|
|Union||William H. McMasters||68,467||3.76%||3.76|
|Townsend||Fred G. Bushold||23,605||1.30%||N/A|
|Socialist||Alfred B. Lewis||9,483||0.52%||0.31|
|Communist||Otis Archer Hood||6,026||0.28%||0.05|
|Socialist Labor||Horace I. Hillis||3,769||0.21%||0.18|
|Prohibition||Alfred H. Evans||3,424||0.19%||0.01|
- Zuckoff, Mitchell (Mar 8, 2005). Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend. Random House Publishing Group. p. 296. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
- Election Statistics 1936, p. 135.
- Election Statistics 1936, p. 141.
- Election Statistics 1936, p. 242.
- Election Statistics 1936, p. 245.
- "MA Governor, 1936". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
- Election Statistics 1936, p. 349.
Frederic W. Cook, Secretary of the Commonwealth (1936). Election Statistics, 1935–36. Boston, MA.