1941 Boston mayoral election

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Boston mayoral election, 1941

← 1937 November 4, 1941 1945 →
  Mjtobin (1).jpg James Michael Curley (1).jpg 3x4.svg
Candidate Maurice J. Tobin James Michael Curley Joseph Lee
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 125,786 116,430 19,186
Percentage 45.98% 43.49% 7.17%

Mayor before election

Maurice J. Tobin

Elected Mayor

Maurice J. Tobin

The Boston mayoral election of 1941 occurred on Tuesday, November 4, 1941. Incumbent Mayor Maurice J. Tobin defeated former Mayor James Michael Curley and two others.

This was the first election held following a 1939 referendum that repealed a 1918 law, which had prevented an incumbent Mayor of Boston from serving consecutive terms.[1]

Inaugural exercises were held Monday, January 5, 1942.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates General Election[3]
Votes %
Maurice J. Tobin (incumbent) 125,786 45.98
James Michael Curley 116,430 43.49
Joseph Lee 19,186 7.17
Malcolm Nichols 6,318 2.36

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SECOND TERM WINS IN BOSTON". The Boston Globe. November 8, 1939. p. 1. Retrieved March 14, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ "Boston Ready, Willing to Sacrifice for Victory, Mayor Tobin Declares at Inaugural Exercises". The Boston Globe. January 6, 1942. p. 6. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1941. p. 38.

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