Boston mayoral election, 1937
occurred on Tuesday, November 2, 1937. Boston School Committee member Boston mayoral election of 1937 Maurice J. Tobin defeated five other candidates, including former mayors James Michael Curley and Malcolm Nichols.
In 1918, the
Massachusetts state legislature had passed legislation making the Mayor of Boston ineligible to serve consecutive terms. Thus, incumbent  Frederick Mansfield was unable to run for re-election. The law would be changed in 1939, making this the last election where the incumbent mayor could not run for re-election. 
Tobin was inaugurated on Monday, January 3, 1938.
 Candidates [ edit ] Carleton L. Brett, former Boston police officer James Michael Curley, Governor of Massachusetts from 1935 to 1937, Mayor of Boston from 1914 to 1918, 1922 to 1926, 1930 to 1934, and member of the United States House of Representatives from 1913 to 1914 William J. Foley, District Attorney of Suffolk County since 1927 Malcolm Nichols, Mayor of Boston from 1926 to 1930 Alfred Santosuosso, lawyer Maurice J. Tobin, member of the Boston School Committee since 1931 Results [ edit ] See also [ edit ] References [ edit ] Further reading [ edit ] External links [ edit ]