1945 Boston mayoral election

1945 Boston mayoral election

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  James Michael Curley (1).jpg JohnKerrigan ca1930s Boston CityCouncil (1).png 3x4.svg
Candidate James Michael Curley John E. Kerrigan William Arthur Reilly
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 111,824 60,413 46,135
Percentage 45.74% 24.71% 18.87%

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Candidate John J. Sawtelle
Party Nonpartisan
Popular vote 12,743
Percentage 5.21%

Mayor before election

John E. Kerrigan

Elected Mayor

James Michael Curley

The Boston mayoral election of 1945 occurred on Tuesday, November 6, 1945. Former Mayor of Boston James Michael Curley defeated acting mayor John E. Kerrigan and four other candidates.

Curley was inaugurated on Monday, January 7, 1946.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates General Election[2]
Votes %
James Michael Curley 111,824 45.74
John E. Kerrigan (incumbent) 60,413 24.71
William Arthur Reilly 46,135 18.87
John J. Sawtelle 12,743 5.21
Joseph Lee 10,042 4.11
Michael Paul Feeney 3,298 1.35

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whipple, Charles (January 8, 1946). "Curley Starts Clean Sweep at City Hall". The Boston Globe. p. 1. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1945. p. 46.

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