United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 1944
1944 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 1944. Republican Governor Leverett Saltonstall was elected to finish the term of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., who had resigned from the Senate to serve in World War II. Background [ edit ]
Incumbent U.S. Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. resigned February 3, 1944 to return to active duty in the U.S. Army during World War II. Republican Sinclair Weeks was appointed February 8, 1944 to continue the term until an election was held. A special election was held on November 7, 1944 with Republican Massachusetts Governor Leverett Saltonstall defeating his challengers. He did not take office until January 4, 1945, when his term as Governor ended. Republican primary [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Declared [ edit ] Results [ edit ]
Governor Saltonstall was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Democratic primary [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Declared [ edit ] Results [ edit ] Independents and third parties [ edit ] Socialist Workers [ edit ] Prohibition [ edit ] E. Tallmadge Root, nominee for Governor of Massachusetts in 1940 General election [ edit ] Results [ edit ] See also [ edit ] References [ edit ]