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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1960

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1960

The 1960 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1960. John A. Volpe was elected Governor of Massachusetts to replace Foster Furcolo. Volpe defeated Democrat Joseph D. Ward in the race. Also running were Henning A. Blomen of the Socialist Labor Party of America and Guy S. Williams of the Prohibition Party.


In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr., defeated Republican Augustus G. Means, Prohibition candidate Thomas Maratea, and Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano.


Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth Joseph D. Ward defeated Lieutenant Governor Robert F. Murphy, Treasurer and Receiver-General John Francis Kennedy, former Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General Francis E. Kelly, former Executive Councilor Endicott Peabody, former Boston City Councilor Gabriel Piemonte, and realtor Alfred Magaletta for the Democratic nomination for Governor.

John Volpe ran unopposed for the Republican nomination after Howard J. Whitmore, Jr., Philip A. Graham, and Frank S. Giles dropped out after the Republican convention.

Lt. Governor

Boston City Council President Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr. defeated Perennial candidate Pasquale Caggiano for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor.

Augustus G. Means ran unopposed for the Republican nomination.


Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1960 Wikipedia

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