1917 Boston mayoral election
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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.
Peters was inaugurated on Monday, February 4, 1918.
- James Michael Curley, Mayor of Boston since 1914, former member of the United States House of Representatives (1913–1914)
- James A. Gallivan, member of the United States House of Representatives since 1914, former member of the Massachusetts Senate (1897–1898) and the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1895–1896)
- Andrew James Peters, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury since 1914, former member of the United States House of Representatives (1907–1914) and the Massachusetts Senate (1904–1905)
- Peter Francis Tague, member of the United States House of Representatives since 1915, former member of the Massachusetts Senate (1899–1900) and the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1897–1898, 1913–1914)
|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%|
- "Peter Beats 2 Congressmen in Race for Mayor". Chicago Tribune. December 19, 1917. p. 1. Retrieved March 21, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "PETERS WILL BE ON HAND AT INAUGURAL". The Boston Globe. February 4, 1918. p. 3. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
- Annual Report of the Election Department. City of Boston. 1917. p. 151. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
- Merrill, John D. (December 19, 1917). "CITY ELECTS PETERS MAYOR BY 9074 VOTES OVER CURLEY". The Boston Globe. p. 1. Retrieved March 14, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
- "Andrew J. Peters Elected Mayor of Boston; Votes Attracted by Gallivan Defeated Curley". The New York Times. December 19, 1917. p. 1. Retrieved March 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- Boston Mayor Race - Dec 18, 1917 at ourcampaigns.com
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