1952 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1952

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  Christian Archibald Herter (politician).jpg PaulADever.jpg
Nominee Christian Herter Paul A. Dever
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,175,955 1,161,499
Percentage 49.90% 49.29%

Massachusetts gubernatorial election results by municipality, 1952.svg
Municipal Results

Governor before election

Paul A. Dever
Democratic

Elected Governor

Christian Herter
Republican

The 1952 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1952. Republican Christian Herter defeated Democratic incumbent Paul A. Dever, Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder, Peace Progressive candidate Florence H. Luscomb, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.

In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Republican Sumner G. Whittier defeated Democrat Charles F. Sullivan, Prohibition candidate William R. Ferry, and Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano.

Democratic primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Governor Dever was unopposed for renomination.

Lt. Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Lt. gubernatorial primary, 1952 [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles F. Sullivan 192,945 45.70%
Democratic C. Gerald Lucey 68,914 16.32%
Democratic Joseph L. Murphy 55,546 13.16%
Democratic Thomas B. Brennan 44,239 10.48%
Democratic Edward C. Carroll 42,361 10.03%
Democratic Thomas J. Kurey 18,166 4.30%

Republican primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Christian Herter ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for Governor.

Lt. Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Sumner Whittier ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor.

Independents and third parties[edit]

Governor[edit]

Peace Progressive[edit]

  • Florence H. Luscomb

Prohibition[edit]

  • Guy S. Williams

Socialist Labor[edit]

  • Lawrence Gilfedder

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Prohibition[edit]

  • William R. Ferry

Socialist Labor[edit]

  • Francis A. Votano

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Governor[edit]

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1952 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Christian Herter 1,175,955 49.90%
Democratic Paul A. Dever 1,161,499 49.29%
Peace Progressive Florence H. Luscomb 7,502 0.32%
Socialist Labor Lawrence Gilfedder 6,159 0.26%
Prohibition Guy S. Williams 5,163 0.22%

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Massachusetts Lt. gubernatorial election, 1952 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sumner G. Whittier 1,194,966 51.88%
Democratic Charles F. Sullivan 1,087,865 47.23%
Socialist Labor Francis A. Votano 13,602 0.59%
Prohibition William R. Ferry 7,013 0.30%

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