1917 Boston mayoral election

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Boston mayoral election, 1917

← 1914 December 18, 1917 1921 →
  Andrew James Peters 42nd Mayor of Boston (1).png James Michael Curley (1).jpg James A. Gallivan (1).png
Candidate Andrew James Peters James Michael Curley James A. Gallivan
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 42,923 28,848 19,427
Percentage 42.9% 32.7% 22.0%

Mayor before election

James Michael Curley

Elected Mayor

Andrew James Peters

The Boston mayoral election of 1917 occurred on Tuesday, December 18, 1917. Andrew James Peters, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, defeated incumbent Mayor of Boston James Michael Curley and two other candidates.[1]

Peters was inaugurated on Monday, February 4, 1918.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates General Election[3]
Votes %
Andrew James Peters 37,923 42.9%
James Michael Curley (incumbent) 28,848 32.7%
James A. Gallivan 19,427 22.0%
Peter Francis Tague 1,751 2.0%
all others 353 0.4%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Beats 2 Congressmen in Race for Mayor". Chicago Tribune. December 19, 1917. p. 1. Retrieved March 21, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "PETERS WILL BE ON HAND AT INAUGURAL". The Boston Globe. February 4, 1918. p. 3. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. City of Boston. 1917. p. 151. Retrieved March 14, 2018.

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