Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1958
The 1958 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1958. Democrat
Foster Furcolo was elected
Governor of Massachusetts for a second term, defeating Republican
Charles Gibbons, Socialist Labor candidate
Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.
In the race for
Lieutenant Governor, Democrat
Robert F. Murphy, defeated Republican
Elmer C. Nelson, Prohibition candidate
Harold E. Bassett, and Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano.
Incumbent Governor Foster Furcolo ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination and
George Fingold was unopposed in the Republican primary.
On August 31, 1958, Fingold died unexpectedly at his home in
 As his death occurred only nine days before the primary, Fingold was the only candidate for Governor on the Republican ballot. Former
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Charles Gibbons, former State Public Works Commissioner
John A. Volpe, and Assistant Attorney General
Joseph P. McKay ran as write-in candidates.
Robert F. Murphy and
Elmer C. Nelson ran unopposed for the Democratic and Republican nominations for Lt. Governor, respectively.
Hayden, Irving N.; Grove, Lawrence R. (1959).
A Manual for the Use of the General Court for 1959–1960. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company. pp. 298–99. Retrieved September 23, 2010.