1944 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts
The 1944 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 1944. Republican Governor Leverett Saltonstall was elected to finish the term of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., who had resigned from the Senate to serve in World War II.
Incumbent U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. resigned February 3, 1944 to return to active duty in the U.S. Army during World War II. Republican Sinclair Weeks was appointed February 8, 1944 to continue the term until an election was held. A special election was held on November 7, 1944 with Republican Massachusetts Governor Leverett Saltonstall defeating his challengers. He did not take office until January 4, 1945, when his term as Governor ended.
Governor Saltonstall was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
- John H. Corcoran, Mayor of Cambridge since 1942
- Joseph A. Langone, Jr., former State Senator
- Joseph Lee, former Boston School Committee member
- Richard M. Russell, former United States Representative and Mayor of Cambridge
|Democratic||John H. Corcoran||62,537||33.90%|
|Democratic||Richard M. Russell||47,080||25.52%|
|Democratic||Joseph A. Langone, Jr.||27,317||14.82%|
Independents and third partiesEdit
- E. Tallmadge Root, nominee for Governor of Massachusetts in 1940
|Democratic||John H. Corcoran||667,086||34.90%||-11.71%|
|Socialist Labor||Bernard G. Kelly||12,296||0.64%||+0.29%|
|Prohibition||E. Tallmadge Root||3,269||0.17%||-0.09%|
- Bernard G. Kelly at ourcampaigns.com
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