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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1950

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1950

The 1950 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1950. Democratic incumbent Paul A. Dever defeated Republican Arthur W. Coolidge, Socialist Labor candidate Horace Hillis, and Prohibition candidate Mark R. Shaw.


In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Democratic incumbent Charles F. Sullivan defeated Republican Laurence Curtis and Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder.


Paul Dever ran unopposed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Incumbent Charles F. "Jeff" Sullivan defeated former Democratic State Committee Chairman John Francis Cahill, Hull selectman William N. Bergan, G. Edward Bradley, and J. Frank Murphy for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor.


Former Lieutenant Governor Arthur W. Coolidge defeated former Massachusetts Attorney General Clarence A. Barnes, Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, District Court Judge Frankland W. L. Miles, former Massachusetts National Guard Commander and Public Safety Commissioner Daniel Needham, and former State Senator Edward Rowe for the Republican nomination for Governor.

Former Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts Laurence Curtis defeated State Senator Harris S. Richardson, former Governor's Councilor Warren G. Harris, former Beverly Mayor Daniel E. McLean, and Robert W. Welch, Jr. in the Republican Primary.


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