1918 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1918

← 1917 November 5, 1918 (1918-11-05) 1919 →
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Nominee Calvin Coolidge Richard H. Long
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 214,863 197,828
Percentage 50.87% 46.84%

Governor before election

Samuel W. McCall
Republican

Elected Governor

Calvin Coolidge
Republican

Gubernatorial elections were held in Massachusetts on November 4, 1918.

Republican primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Lieutenant Governor Coolidge was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Results[edit]

Republican Gubernatorial primary, 1918[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Calvin Coolidge 81,238 99.97%
Write-in All others 22 0.03%
Total votes 81,260 100.00%

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Lieutenant Governor Coolidge was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Results[edit]

Republican Gubernatorial primary, 1918[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Channing H. Cox 58,481 68.45%
Republican Guy Andrews Ham 26,957 31.55%
Write-in All others 1 0.00%
Total votes 85,439 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1918[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard H. Long 23,546 38.65%
Democratic William A. Gaston 20,968 34.41%
Democratic Edward P. Barry 16,411 26.94%
Write-in All others 3 0.00%
Total votes 60,928 100.00%

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

O'Neil was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1918[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph H. O'Neil 3,948 95.00%
Write-in All others 208 5.00%
Total votes 4,156 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1918[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Calvin Coolidge 214,863 50.87%
Democratic Richard H. Long 197,828 46.84%
Socialist Sylvester J. McBride 7,757 1.84%
Socialist Labor Ingvar Paulsen 1,913 0.45%
Write-in All others 9 0.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election Statistics 1918, p. 6.
  2. ^ a b c "Politics and Politicians". The Boston Sunday Globe. 14 July 1918. p. 81.
  3. ^ Election Statistics 1918, p. 12.
  4. ^ "Mansfield Retires In Favor Of Gaston". The Boston Daily Globe. August 4, 1918.
  5. ^ Election Statistics 1918, p. 122.
  6. ^ Election Statistics 1918, p. 128.
  7. ^ "MA Governor, 1918". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  8. ^ Election Statistics 1918, p. 245.

Bibliography[edit]

Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth (1919). Election Statistics, 1918. Boston, MA.

See also[edit]