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Boston mayoral election, 1925

←  1921 November 3, 1925 1929 →
  Malcolm E. Nichols former Mayor of Boston.png No image.svg Joseph Henry O'Neil.png
Candidate Malcolm Nichols Theodore A. Glynn Joseph H. O'Neil
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 64,492 42,687 31,888
Percentage 35.4% 23.4% 17.5%

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Candidate Daniel H. Coakley Thomas C. O'Brien
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 20,144 9,443
Percentage 11.1% 5.2%

Mayor before election

James Michael Curley

Elected Mayor

Malcolm Nichols


The Boston mayoral election of 1925 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1925. Malcolm Nichols, a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Massachusetts Senate, defeated nine other candidates to be elected mayor. [1]

A large number of votes were split between three Democratic candidates (Glynn, O'Neil, Coakley), which was a factor in the election of Nichols, a Republican. [2] While municipal elections in Boston have been nonpartisan since 1910; as of 2018, Nichols is the most recent Republican to be elected Mayor of Boston.

In 1918, the Massachusetts state legislature had passed legislation making the Mayor of Boston ineligible to serve consecutive terms. [3] Thus, incumbent James Michael Curley was unable to run for re-election.

Nichols was inaugurated on Monday, January 4, 1926. [4]

Candidates

Results

Candidates General Election [6]
Votes %
Malcolm Nichols 64,492 35.4%
Theodore A. Glynn 42,687 23.4%
Joseph H. O'Neil 31,888 17.5%
Daniel H. Coakley 20,144 11.1%
Thomas C. O'Brien 9,443 5.2%
John A. Keliher 7,737 4.2%
W. T. A. Fitzgerald 3,188 1.8%
Alonzo B. Cook 1,771 1.0%
Walter G. McGauley 437 0.2%
Charles L. Burrill 276 0.2%
all others 2 0.0%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Boston Elects Republican Mayor". Salt Lake Telegram. Salt Lake City. AP. November 4, 1925. Retrieved March 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Merrill, John (November 4, 1925). "NICHOLS WINS RACE BY 22,307". The Boston Globe. p. 1. Retrieved March 14, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ "REPORT BILL TO STOP CONSECUTIVE TERMS". The Boston Globe. February 26, 1918. p. 6. Retrieved March 12, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  4. ^ "MAYOR NICHOLS INAUGURATED". The Boston Globe. January 4, 1926. p. A1. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  5. ^ "406 Marlborough". Back Bay Houses. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. City of Boston. 1925. p. 48. Retrieved March 14, 2018.

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