1921 Boston mayoral election Information

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Boston mayoral election, 1921

←  1917 December 13, 1921 1925 →
  James Michael Curley (1).jpg John R. Murphy (1).png 3x4.svg
Candidate James Michael Curley John R. Murphy Charles S. O'Connor
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 74,261 71,791 10,844
Percentage 46.1% 44.5% 6.7%

Mayor before election

Andrew James Peters

Elected Mayor

James Michael Curley

The Boston mayoral election of 1921 occurred on Tuesday, December 13, 1921. James Michael Curley, who had previously served as Mayor of Boston (1914–1918), was elected for the second time, defeating three other candidates. [1]

In 1918, the Massachusetts state legislature had passed legislation making the Mayor of Boston ineligible to serve consecutive terms. [2] Thus, incumbent Andrew James Peters was unable to run for re-election.

Due to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, this was the first Boston municipal election that women could vote in. [3]

Curley was inaugurated on Monday, February 6, 1922. [4]

Candidates

Withdrew

Results

Candidates General Election [7]
Votes %
James Michael Curley 74,261 46.1%
John R. Murphy 71,791 44.5%
Charles S. O'Connor 10,844 6.7%
Charles S. Baxter 4,268 2.6%
all others 22 0.0%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Curley Chosen Boston Mayor; Plurality, 2,315". The Washington Post. AP. December 14, 1921. Retrieved March 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "REPORT BILL TO STOP CONSECUTIVE TERMS". The Boston Globe. February 26, 1918. p. 6. Retrieved March 12, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ Merrill, John D. (December 13, 1921). "EXPECT TOTAL VOTE OF 150,000 TO 160,000". The Boston Globe. p. 1. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  4. ^ "CURLEY TAKES OFFICE TODAY". The Boston Globe. February 6, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  5. ^ a b "BAXTER ENTERS MAYORALTY RACE". The Boston Globe. October 6, 1921. p. 1. Retrieved March 14, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  6. ^ "Pelletier Quits Mayoralty Race". New-York Tribune. New York City. December 3, 1921. Retrieved March 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. City of Boston. 1921. p. 30. Retrieved March 14, 2018.

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