1944 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1944

← 1942 November 7, 1944 1946 →
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Nominee Maurice J. Tobin Horace T. Cahill
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,048,284 897,708
Percentage 53.6% 46.0%

Governor before election

Leverett Saltonstall

Elected Governor

Maurice J. Tobin

The 1944 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1944. Democrat Maurice J. Tobin defeated Republican Horace T. Cahill, Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams. Incumbent Governor Leverett Saltonstall did not run for reelection. In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Republican Robert F. Bradford defeated Democrat John B. Carr, Socialist Labor candidate George L. McGlynn, and Prohibition candidate Alfred Erickson.

General election[edit]


Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1944[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Maurice J. Tobin 1,048,284 53.6%
Republican Horace T. Cahill 897,708 46.0%
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 5,176 0.3%
Prohibition Guy S. Williams 2,988 0.2%


  1. ^ Dubin, Michael. United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1932-1952. p. 110.