1942 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1942

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Nominee Leverett Saltonstall Roger Putnam
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 758,402 630,265
Percentage 54.1% 45.0%

Governor before election

Leverett Saltonstall
Republican

Elected Governor

Leverett Saltonstall
Republican

The 1942 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1942. Republican incumbent Leverett Saltonstall defeated Democrat Roger Putnam, Communist candidate Otis A. Hood, Socialist candidate Joseph Massidda, Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.

Primary[edit]

Springfield Mayor Roger Putnam defeated former Lieutenant Governor Francis E. Kelly for the Democratic nomination.[1]

Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1942[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Roger Putnam 137,184 54.74%
Democratic Francis E. Kelly 113,431 45.26%
Write-in All others 5 0.00%

General election[edit]

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1942[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Leverett Saltonstall 758,402 54.10%
Democratic Roger Putnam 630,265 44.96%
Communist Otis A. Hood 4,641 0.33%
Socialist Joseph Massidda 3,119 0.22%
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 3,090 0.22%
Prohibition Guy S. Williams 1,898 0.13%
Write-in All others 303 0.04%

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