1946 Massachusetts general election

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A Massachusetts general election was held on November 5, 1946 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The election included:

Democratic and Republican candidates were selected in party primaries held on June 18, 1946.

Statewide elections[edit]

U.S. Senate[edit]

Republican Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. defeated Democratic incumbent David I. Walsh, Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Mark R. Shaw.

Governor[edit]

Republican nominee Robert F. Bradford was elected over Democratic incumbent Maurice J. Tobin, Socialist Labor candidate Horace Hillis, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Republican nominee Arthur W. Coolidge was elected over Democratic candidate Paul A. Dever, Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votaon, and Prohibition candidate Alfred Erickson.

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Attorney General Clarence A. Barnes defeated Democratic nominee Francis E. Kelly, Socialist Labor candidate William F. Oro, and Prohibition candidate Howard B. Rand.

1946 Massachusetts Attorney General Democratic Primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Francis E. Kelly 103,684 41.78%
Democratic Joseph M. McDonough 86,642 34.92%
Democratic Michael F. Hourihan 25,610 10.32%
Democratic Harry E. Casey 17,970 7.24%
Democratic Edward A. Hutchinson 14,241 5.73%
Write-in 3 0.00%
1946 Massachusetts Attorney General Election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Clarence A. Barnes 886,354 54.09%
Democratic Francis E. Kelly 733,420 44.76%
Socialist Labor William F. Oro 13,063 0.79%
Prohibition Howard B. Rand 5,766 0.35%
Write-in 6 0.00%

Secretary of the Commonwealth[edit]

Incumbent Secretary of the Commonwealth Frederic W. Cook defeated Democratic nominee Benedict F. Fitzgerald Jr., and Socialist Labor candidate Malcolm T. Rowe.

1946 Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth Democratic Primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Benedict F. Fitzgerald Jr. 113,606 51.07%
Democratic John J. Concannon 55,235 24.83%
Democratic Paul H. Snow 31,320 14.08%
Democratic Leo Moran 22,302 10.03%
Write-in 2 0.00%
1946 Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth Election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Frederic W. Cook 970,797 59.31%
Democratic Benedict F. Fitzgerald Jr. 660,602 40.36%
Socialist Labor Malcolm T. Rowe 15,392 0.94%
Write-in 1 0.00%

Treasurer and Receiver-General[edit]

Republican nominee Laurence Curtis defeated Democratic incumbent John E. Hurley, Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder, and Prohibition candidate Charles E. Vaughn to become Treasurer and Receiver-General.

1946 Massachusetts Treasurer and Receiver-General Democratic Primary[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John E. Hurley 215,026 89.71%
Democratic Thomas Khoury 24,664 10.29%
Write-in 1 0.00%
1946 Massachusetts Treasurer and Receiver-General Republican Primary[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Laurence Curtis 126,487 68.87%
Republican Fred J. Burrell 57,168 31.13%
Write-in 1 0.00%
1946 Massachusetts Treasurer and Receiver-General Election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Laurence Curtis 867,961 52.94%
Democratic John E. Hurley 753,890 45.89%
Socialist Labor Lawrence Gilfedder 12,767 0.78%
Prohibition Charles H. Vaughn 4,974 0.30%
Write-in 2 0.00%

Auditor[edit]

Incumbent Auditor Thomas J. Buckley defeated Republican Russell A. Wood, Socialist Labor candidate Pearl A. Votano, and Prohibition candidate Robert A. Simmons in the general election.

1946 Massachusetts State Auditor Republican Primary[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Russell A. Wood 123,197 71.11%
Republican Wallace E. Stearns 50,035 28.89%
Write-in 1 0.00%
1946 Massachusetts Auditor General Election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas J. Buckley 808,654 49.76%
Republican Russell A. Wood 796,980 49.04%
Socialist Labor Pearl A. Votano 14,491 0.89%
Prohibition Robert A. Simmons 5,041 0.31%
Write-in 1 0.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1946. p. 62.
  2. ^ a b c d Massachusetts Election Statistics 1946. p. 4.
  3. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1946. p. 50.
  4. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1946. p. 53.
  5. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1946. p. 145.
  6. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1946. p. 151.