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.
Paul Dever ran unopposed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
- Clarence A. Barnes, former Massachusetts Attorney General
- Arthur W. Coolidge, former Lieutenant Governor
- Louis E. Denfeld, U.S. Navy Admiral
- Frankland W. L. Miles, Justice of the Roxbury District Court
- Daniel Needham, former Commander of the Massachusetts National Guard and Public Safety Commissioner
- Edward Rowe, former State Senator from Cambridge
|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||Frankland W. L. Miles||37,452||10.31%|
|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%|