United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 1944
|Elections in Massachusetts|
Incumbent U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. resigned February 3, 1944 to return to active duty in the U.S. Army during World War II. Republican Sinclair Weeks was appointed February 8, 1944 to continue the term until an election was held. A special election was held on November 7, 1944 with Republican Massachusetts Governor Leverett Saltonstall defeating his challengers. He didn't take office until January 4, 1945, when his term as Governor ended.
- John H. Corcoran, Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts since 1942.
- Joseph A. Langone, Jr. - Former member of the Massachusetts Senate.
- Joseph Lee - former member of the Boston School Committee.
- Richard M. Russell, member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district from 1935-1937 and the Mayor of Cambridge from 1930-1936.
- Leverett Saltonstall - Governor of Massachusetts since 1939.
- Bernard G. Kelly - Candidate for Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth in 1942 and Massachusetts Auditor in 1940. 
- E. Tallmadge Root - Prohibition Party candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1940.
|Democratic primary |
|Democratic||John H. Corcoran||62,537||33.90|
|Democratic||Richard M. Russell||47,080||25.52|
|Democratic||Joseph A. Langone, Jr.||27,317||14.81|
|Democratic||John H. Corcoran||667,086||34.90||-11.71|
|Socialist Labor||Bernard G. Kelly||12,296||0.64||+0.29|
|Prohibition||E. Tallmadge Root||3,269||0.17||-0.09|
- Bernard G. Kelly at ourcampaigns.com
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