1959 Boston mayoral election

Boston mayoral election, 1959

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Candidate John F. Collins John E. Powers
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 114,210 90,142
Percentage 55.89% 44.11%

Mayor before election

John B. Hynes

Elected Mayor

John F. Collins

The Boston mayoral election of 1959 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1959, between former Boston City Council member John F. Collins and President of the Massachusetts Senate John E. Powers. Collins was elected to his first term, and was inaugurated on Monday, January 4, 1960.[1]

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 22, 1959.

Candidates[edit]

Candidates eliminated in preliminary[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates Preliminary Election[2] General Election[3]
Votes % Votes %
John F. Collins 28,489 21.87 114,210 55.89
John E. Powers 44,079 33.84 90,142 44.11
Gabriel F. Piemonte 25,850 19.85
James W. Hennigan, Jr. 19,742 15.16
John P. McMorrow 12,100 9.29

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collins Will Take Oath Today". The Boston Globe. January 4, 1960. p. 1. Retrieved March 17, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1960. p. 46.
  3. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1960. p. 110.

Further reading[edit]

  • Nolan, Martin F. (October 16, 2009). "Power couplings and mayoral elections". The Boston Globe. p. A.15. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com. John B. Hynes, after serving as mayor 10 years, longer than anyone in the city's history, said he would not run again; the battle to become Boston's 44th mayor began.

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