1963 Philadelphia mayoral election

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Philadelphia mayoral election, 1963

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Turnout75%[1] Increase 6 pp
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Nominee James Hugh Joseph Tate James T. McDermott
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 401,714 333,446
Percentage 54.64% 45.36%

Mayor before election

James Hugh Joseph Tate

Elected Mayor

James Hugh Joseph Tate

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1963 saw the reelection of James Hugh Joseph Tate, who had taken office in 1962 following the resignation of Richardson Dilworth.[2]


1963 Philadelphia mayoral election (general election)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Hugh Joseph Tate (incumbent) 401,714 54.64%
Republican James T. McDermott 333,446 45.36%
Turnout 735,160


  1. ^ Denvir, Daniel (22 May 2015). "Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way". City Lab. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.