1941 Pittsburgh mayoral election
The mayoral election of 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1941. Incumbent Democratic Party Conn Scully won a second full term by a narrow margin.
Scully had gained a reputation as a weak mayor and his Republican opponent, wealthy attorney and former Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Harmar Denny (a future Congressman), hammered Scully for being a puppet of the city's increasingly powerful Democratic machine. Despite these allegations, Scully remained closely aligned with state party chairman (and future mayor) David Lawrence; while this may have cost him some votes, it gave him enough support from the Democrats' New Deal labor base to put Scully over the top. Republicans contested the result in court, but a judge dismissed the suit.
|Democratic||Conn Scully (incumbent)||112,723||50.7|
*These numbers, reported a day after the election, were officially revised later in the month. After a court found irregularities, it ordered further corrections.
- ^ Flanagan, Richard Michael (January 1, 2004). Mayors and the Challenge of Urban Leadership. University Press of America. ISBN 9780761828952. Retrieved December 19, 2016 – via Google Books.
- ^ "Judge Throws Out GOP Contest of Scully Election". The Pittsburgh Press. January 15, 1942. p. 2.
- ^ "Election At a Glance". The Pittsburgh Press. November 5, 1941. p. 1.
- ^ "Official Tally Gives Scully 3,627 Margin". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 18, 1941. p. 13.
- ^ "31 Ballot Officials Admit Guilt". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 29, 1942. p. 11.
- "Republican mayoral candidates through the years". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 7, 2007. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
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