|Elections in Massachusetts|
The Boston mayoral election of 1959 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1959, between former Boston City Council member John F. Collins and President of the Massachusetts Senate John E. Powers. Collins was elected to his first term, and was inaugurated on Monday, January 4, 1960. 
The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 22, 1959.
- John F. Collins, Member of the Boston City Council from 1956 to 1957, member of the Massachusetts Senate from 1951 to 1955.
- John E. Powers, member of the Massachusetts Senate since 1940, Senate President since 1959.
- James W. Hennigan Jr., member of the Massachusetts Senate since 1955 and the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1953 to 1955.
- John P. McMorrow, member of the Boston School Committee.
- Gabriel F. Piemonte, member of the Boston City Council since 1952 to 1959.
|Candidates||Preliminary Election ||General Election |
|John F. Collins||28,489||21.87||114,210||55.89|
|John E. Powers||44,079||33.84||90,142||44.11|
|Gabriel F. Piemonte||25,850||19.85|
|James W. Hennigan, Jr.||19,742||15.16|
|John P. McMorrow||12,100||9.29|
- Nolan, Martin F. (October 16, 2009).
"Power couplings and mayoral elections".
The Boston Globe. p. A.15. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
John B. Hynes, after serving as mayor 10 years, longer than anyone in the city's history, said he would not run again; the battle to become Boston's 44th mayor began.
- Boston Mayor Race - Nov 03, 1959 at ourcampaigns.com
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