Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1958
1958 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1958. Democrat Foster Furcolo was elected Governor of Massachusetts for a second term, defeating Republican Charles Gibbons, Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.
In the race for
Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Robert F. Murphy, defeated Republican Elmer C. Nelson, Prohibition candidate Harold E. Bassett, and Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano. Democratic primary [ edit ] Governor [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Declared [ edit ] Results [ edit ]
Governor Furcolo was unopposed for renomination.
Lt. Governor [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Declared [ edit ] Results [ edit ]
Lt. Governor Murphy was unopposed for renomination.
Republican primary [ edit ] Governor [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Declared [ edit ] On ballot [ edit ] Write-in candidates [ edit ] Campaign [ edit ] Attorney General George Fingold was unopposed in the Republican primary.
On August 31, 1958, Fingold died unexpectedly at his home in
Concord, Massachusetts. As his death occurred only nine days before the primary, Fingold was the only candidate for Governor on the Republican ballot. Former  Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Charles Gibbons, former State Public Works Commissioner John A. Volpe, and Assistant Attorney General Joseph P. McKay ran as write-in candidates.  Results [ edit ] Lt. Governor [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Declared [ edit ] Results [ edit ]
Nelson was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
General election [ edit ] Governor [ edit ] Results [ edit ] Lieutenant Governor [ edit ] Results [ edit ] References [ edit ]
Hayden, Irving N.; Grove, Lawrence R. (1959). . Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company. pp. 298–99 A Manual for the Use of the General Court for 1959–1960 . Retrieved . September 23, 2010