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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1962

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1962

The 1962 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1962. Former Executive Councilor Endicott Peabody defeated incumbent Governor John A. Volpe in the general election.

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Governor

Endicott Peabody defeated auto registrar Clement A. Riley for the Democratic nomination.

Volpe ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Lt. Governor

Boston attorney Francis X. Belotti defeated auto dealer Herbert L. Connolly in the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Pasquale Caggiano was also a candidate, but was ruled off of the ballot due to false signatures.

State Representative Francis W. Perry ran unopposed for the Republican nomination.

General election

Peabody defeated Volpe by 2,137 votes. Peabody's slim margin of victory prompted a recount. On December 20, Volpe conceded the election to Peabody.

Bellotti defeated Perry in the Lt. gubernatorial general election.

References

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1962 Wikipedia


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