Boston mayoral election, 1925
occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1925.
Boston mayoral election of 1925 Malcolm Nichols, a former member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives and
Massachusetts Senate, defeated nine other candidates to be elected mayor.
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
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.
 James Michael Curley was unable to run for re-election.
Nichols was inaugurated on Monday, January 4, 1926.
Charles L. Burrill, member of the
Massachusetts Executive Council since 1923, and former
Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts (1915–1920)
Daniel H. Coakley, disbarred attorney
Alonzo B. Cook,
Massachusetts State Auditor since 1915
W. T. A. Fitzgerald, Register of Deeds, and former member of the Massachusetts Senate (1901–1903)
Theodore A. Glynn, Commissioner of the
Boston Fire Department
John A. Keliher, Sheriff of
Suffolk County since 1917, and former member of the
U.S. House of Representatives (1903–11) and Massachusetts Senate (1899–1900) Walter G. McGauley, dentist
Malcolm Nichols, former member of the Massachusetts House (1907–09) and Massachusetts Senate (1914, 1917–19)
Thomas C. O'Brien, District Attorney of Suffolk County since 1922
Joseph H. O'Neil, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1889–1895) and Massachusetts House (1878–1882, 1884)
"Boston Elects Republican Mayor". Salt Lake Telegram.
Salt Lake City.
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. "REPORT BILL TO STOP CONSECUTIVE TERMS"
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. "MAYOR NICHOLS INAUGURATED"
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. City of Boston. 1925. p. 48 Annual Report of the Election Department . Retrieved . March 14, 2018