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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1948

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1948

The 1948 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Democrat Paul A. Dever defeated Republican incumbent Robert F. Bradford, Socialist Labor candidate Horace Hillis, and Prohibition candidate Mark R. Shaw.

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In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Charles F. Sullivan defeated Republican incumbent Arthur W. Coolidge, Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.

Democratic

Former Massachusetts Attorney General and 1946 Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor Paul A. Dever defeated former Governor Maurice J. Tobin for the Democratic nomination. Tobin had ceased campaigning after he was appointed United States Secretary of Labor.

Worcester Mayor Charles F. "Jeff" Sullivan defeated Benedict FitzGerald and Edward P. Barry for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor.

Republican

Governor Robert F. Bradford defeated State Senator Edward Rowe in the Republican primary.

Lieutenant Governor Arthur W. Coolidge ran unopposed in the Republican Primary.

References

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1948 Wikipedia


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