1913 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1913

← 1912 November 4, 1913 (1913-11-04) 1914 →
Turnout13.61% Decrease 0.64
  David Ignatius Walsh.jpg Charles S. Bird.png Portrait of Augustus Peabody Gardner.jpg
Nominee David I. Walsh Charles S. Bird Augustus Peabody Gardner
Party Democratic Progressive Republican
Popular vote 183,267 127,755 116,705
Percentage 39.77% 27.72% 25.32%

1913 Massachusetts gubernatorial election by municipality.svg
Municipal results

Governor before election

Eugene Foss
Democratic

Elected Governor

David I. Walsh
Democratic

The Massachusetts gubernatorial election of 1913 took place on November 4, 1913. Democratic Lieutenant Governor David I. Walsh defeated the Progressive, Republican and independent candidates Charles S. Bird, Representative Augustus Peabody Gardner and incumbent Governor Eugene Foss with 39.77% of the vote. Suffolk County was the only county to give more than 50% of its vote to a candidate and had given Walsh 53.98% of its vote.

Democratic primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Eugene Foss, incumbent Governor (running as an independent)

Results[edit]

Following Governor Foss's exit from the Democratic Party, Lieutenant Governor Walsh was unopposed for the nomination.

1913 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Walsh 70,050 99.98%
Write-in All others 17 0.02%
Total votes 70,067 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
1913 Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Augustus Peabody Gardner 43,331 53.92%
Republican Everett Chamberlin Benton 36,934 45.96%
Write-in All others 100 0.12%
Total votes 80,365 100%

Progressive primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Charles Sumner Bird, proprietor of Bird and Son Paper Company and nominee for Governor in 1912
Declined[edit]
  • Eugene Foss, incumbent Governor (running as an independent)

Results[edit]

Bird was unopposed for the nomination.

1913 Massachusetts Progressive gubernatorial primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Charles S. Bird 7,452 99.96%
Write-in All others 3 0.04%
Total votes 7,455 100%

Independents and other parties[edit]

Independent[edit]

Prohibition Party[edit]

  • Alfred H. Evans

Socialist Party[edit]

  • George H. Wrenn

Socialist Labour Party[edit]

  • Arthur Reimer, candidate for President of the United States in 1912

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1913[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David I. Walsh 183,267 39.77%
Progressive Charles S. Bird 127,755 27.72%
Republican Augustus Peabody Gardner 116,705 25.32%
Independent Eugene Foss 20,171 4.38%
Socialist George H. Wrenn 9,025 1.96%
Prohibition Alfred H. Evans 2,015 0.44%
Socialist Labour Arthur Elmer Reimer 1,932 0.42%
Total votes 345,890 100%

Results by county[edit]

County Walsh Votes Sumner Votes Gardner Votes Foss Votes Others Votes
Barnstable 19.09% 840 34.29% 1,509 34.31% 1,510 10.59% 466 1.73% 76
Berkshire 37.98% 5,769 25.59% 3,887 27.25% 4,139 4.71% 715 4.48% 681
Bristol 34.88% 12,253 25.86% 9,082 30.55% 10,732 5.23% 1,838 3.47% 1,219
Dukes 17.02% 137 29.94% 241 40.25% 324 11.93% 96 0.87% 7
Essex 32.39% 20,694 24.63% 15,732 36.79% 23,501 2.55% 1,627 3.64% 2,328
Franklin 27.45% 1,799 26.85% 1,760 35.20% 2,307 5.77% 378 4.73% 310
Hampden 42.32% 11,828 22.63% 6,325 23.40% 6,540 7.22% 2,018 4.43% 1,237
Hampshire 36.75% 3,252 17.73% 1,569 32.16% 2,846 8.62% 763 4.73% 419
Middlesex 37.66% 37,376 33.02% 32,773 23.17% 23,985 3.49% 3,461 1.66% 1,652
Nantucket 27.27% 147 21.34% 115 34.14% 184 14.29% 77 2.97% 16
Norfolk 32.77% 9,325 33.57% 9,552 27.29% 7,765 4.25% 1,208 2.13% 605
Plymouth 31.39% 6,978 38.57% 8,609 21.05% 4,679 4.41% 980 4.41% 981
Suffolk 53.98% 49,775 23.71% 21,863 16.21% 14,946 3.90% 3,599 2.20% 2,024
Worcester 41.69% 23,094 26.60% 14,738 23.91% 13,247 5.32% 2,945 2.49% 1,377

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections".
  2. ^ "Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1912".
  3. ^ "Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections".
  4. ^ "Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1913".