Massachusetts general election was held on November 6, 1956 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The election included:
Democratic and Republican candidates were selected in party primaries held on September 18, 1956.
Statewide elections [ edit ] Governor [ edit ]
Foster Furcolo was elected over Republican Sumner G. Whittier, Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Mark R. Shaw. Lieutenant Governor [ edit ]
Robert F. Murphy was elected Lieutenant Governor over Republican Charles Gibbons, Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano, and Prohibition candidate Harold E. Bassett. Attorney General [ edit ]
Attorney General George Fingold was re-elected over Democrat Edward J. McCormack Jr., Socialist Workers candidate Fred M. Ingersol, and Prohibition candidate Howard Rand in the general election. Secretary of the Commonwealth [ edit ]
Secretary of the Commonwealth Edward J. Cronin defeated Republican Senate President Richard I. Furbush, Prohibition candidate Earl Dodge, and Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder in the general election. Treasurer and Receiver-General [ edit ]
Treasurer and Receiver-General John Francis Kennedy defeated Norwood Selectman Clement A. Riley, John F. Buckley, John M. Kennedy, and Henry Joseph Hurley in the Democratic primary and Republican Robert H. Beaudreau, Socialist Labor candidate Willy N. Hogseth, and Prohibition candidate Isaac Goddard in the general election. Auditor [ edit ]
Auditor Thomas J. Buckley defeated Republican Joseph A. Nobile, Socialist Labor candidate Anthony Martin, and Prohibition candidate John B. Lauder in the general election. References [ edit ]