Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1962

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1962
Massachusetts
← 1960 November 6, 1962 1964 →
  Endicott Peabody Gov.jpg Volpe.gif
Nominee Endicott Peabody John A. Volpe
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,053,322 1,047,891
Percentage 49.94% 49.69%

Governor before election

John A. Volpe
Republican

Elected Governor

Endicott Peabody
Democratic

The 1962 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1962. Former Executive Councilor Endicott Peabody defeated incumbent Governor John A. Volpe in the general election.[1]

Primaries[edit]

Governor[edit]

Endicott Peabody defeated auto registrar Clement A. Riley for the Democratic nomination.

Volpe ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

1962 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Endicott Peabody 596,553 79.96%
Democratic Clement A. Riley 149,499 20.04%

Lt. Governor[edit]

Boston attorney Francis X. Belotti defeated auto dealer Herbert L. Connolly in the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Pasquale Caggiano was also a candidate, but was ruled off of the ballot due to false signatures.[3]

State Representative Francis W. Perry ran unopposed for the Republican nomination.

1962 Massachusetts Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial primary [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Francis X. Belotti 401,428 57.02%
Democratic Herbert L. Connolly 302,567 42.98%

General election[edit]

Peabody defeated Volpe by 2,137 votes. Peabody's slim margin of victory prompted a recount.[5] On December 20, Volpe conceded the election to Peabody.[6]

1962 Massachusetts gubernatorial election [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Endicott Peabody 1,053,322 49.94%
Republican John A. Volpe 1,047,891 49.69%
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 5,447 0.26%
Prohibition Guy S. Williams 2,394 0.11%

Bellotti defeated Perry in the Lt. gubernatorial general election.[8]

1962 Massachusetts Lt. gubernatorial election [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Francis X. Belotti 1,037,704 51.42%
Republican Francis W. Perry 970,157 48.07%
Socialist Labor Francis A. Votano 8,666 0.43%
Prohibition Gaetano T. Maratea 1,508 0.08%

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=174325
  2. ^ Election Statistics: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1962. 
  3. ^ Osoff, Jeffery A. (August 15, 1962). "Caggiano Ruled Off Ballot; Board Eyes Connolly List". The Boston Daily Globe. 
  4. ^ Election Statistics: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1962. 
  5. ^ "Recount Asked In Massachusetts Governor's Race". Park City Daily News. November 9, 1962. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Volpe Concedes Governor Race". The Deseret News. December 20, 1962. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  7. ^ Election Statistics: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1962. 
  8. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=413427
  9. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=413428