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.
Primaries [ edit ]
Incumbent Governor Foster Furcolo ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination and
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 [1 ] 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. [2 ]
Robert F. Murphy and Elmer C. Nelson ran unopposed for the Democratic and Republican nominations for Lt. Governor, respectively.
Results [ edit ]
General election [ edit ]
Governor [ edit ]
Lieutenant Governor [ 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.