1948 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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.

1948 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1946 November 2, 1948 1950 →
  PaulADever.jpg Robert F. Bradford (Massachusetts Governor).jpg
Nominee Paul A. Dever Robert F. Bradford
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,239,247 849,895
Percentage 59.03% 40.49%

1948 Massachusetts gubernatorial election results map by municipality.svg
Municipal results

Governor before election

Robert F. Bradford
Republican

Elected Governor

Paul A. Dever
Democratic

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1948 Republican gubernatorial primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert F. Bradford (incumbent) 210,574 82.86%
Republican Edward Rowe 43,545 17.14%
Total votes 254,119 100.00%

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

WithdrewEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1948[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul A. Dever 221,727 76.65%
Democratic Maurice J. Tobin 67,555 23.35%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1948 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul A. Dever 1,239,247 59.03%
Republican Robert F. Bradford (incumbent) 849,895 40.49%
Socialist Labor Horace Hillis 7,259 0.35%
Prohibition Mark R. Shaw 2,841 0.14%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Election Statistics; The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1948.
  2. ^ a b c Election Statistics; The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1948.
  3. ^ Election Statistics; The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1948.