1929 Boston mayoral election Article

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Boston mayoral election, 1929

←  1925 November 5, 1929 1933 →
  James Michael Curley.jpg Frederick William Mansfield.png
Candidate James Michael Curley Frederick Mansfield
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 117,084 96,626
Percentage 54.1% 44.6%

Mayor before election

Malcolm Nichols

Elected Mayor

James Michael Curley

The Boston mayoral election of 1929 occurred on Tuesday, November 5, 1929. Former Mayor of Boston James Michael Curley defeated two other candidates to be elected mayor for the third time. [1]

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

Curley was inaugurated on Monday, January 6, 1930. [3]

Candidates

Results

Candidates General Election [4]
Votes %
James Michael Curley 117,084 54.1%
Frederick Mansfield 96,626 44.6%
Daniel H. Coakley 2,800 1.3%
all others 3 0.0%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Boston Elects Curley Mayor for Third Time". Chicago Tribune. AP. November 6, 1929. p. 3. Retrieved March 10, 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. ^ "CURLEY INAUGURATION WILL BE HELD TODAY". The Boston Globe. January 6, 1930. p. 1. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  4. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. City of Boston. 1929. p. 37 – via archive.org.

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