1950 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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.

1950 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1948 November 7, 1950 1952 →
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Nominee Paul A. Dever Arthur W. Coolidge
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,074,570 824,069
Percentage 56.26% 43.14%

1950 Massachusetts gubernatorial election results map by municipality.svg
Municipal results

Governor before election

Paul A. Dever
Democratic

Elected Governor

Paul A. Dever
Democratic

Democratic primaryEdit

Paul Dever ran unopposed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1950 Republican gubernatorial primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur W. Coolidge 130,061 35.79%
Republican Louis E. Denfeld 68,560 18.87%
Republican Clarence A. Barnes 60,927 16.77%
Republican Daniel Needham 57,773 15.90%
Republican Frankland W. L. Miles 37,452 10.31%
Republican Edward Rowe 8,609 2.37%
Total votes 363,382 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1950 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul A. Dever (incumbent) 1,074,570 56.26%
Republican Arthur W. Coolidge 824,069 43.14%
Socialist Labor Horace Hillis 7,806 0.41%
Prohibition Mark R. Shaw 3,716 0.20%
Total votes 1,910,161 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Election Statistics; The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1950.
  2. ^ Election Statistics; The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1950.