Boston mayoral election, 1959
|Elections in Massachusetts|
The Boston mayoral election of 1959 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1959 between former Boston City Council member John F. Collins and Senate President member John E. Powers. Collins was elected to his first term.
The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 22, 1959.
- John F. Collins, Member of the Boston City Council from 1956 to 1957, member of the Massachusetts Senate from 1951 to 1955.
- John E. Powers, member of the Massachusetts Senate since 1940, Senate President since 1959.
Candidates eliminated in primary
- James W. Hennigan, Jr., member of the Massachusetts Senate since 1955 and the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1953 to 1955.
- John P. McMorrow, member of the Boston School Committee.
- Gabriel F. Piemonte, member of the Boston City Council since 1952 to 1959.
|Candidates||Primary Election||General Election|
|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|
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