Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1960
The 1960 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1960.
John A. Volpe was elected
Governor of Massachusetts to replace
Foster Furcolo. Volpe defeated
Joseph D. Ward in the race. Also running were
Henning A. Blomen of the
Socialist Labor Party of America and Guy S. Williams of the
In the race for
Lieutenant Governor, Democrat
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr., defeated Republican
Augustus Gardner Means, Prohibition candidate Thomas Maratea, and Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano.
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Joseph D. Ward defeated
Robert F. Murphy,
Treasurer and Receiver-General
John Francis Kennedy, former Lieutenant Governor and
Francis E. Kelly, former
Endicott Peabody, former
Boston City Councilor
Gabriel Piemonte, and realtor
Alfred Magaletta for the Democratic nomination for Governor.
John Volpe ran unopposed for the Republican nomination after
Howard J. Whitmore, Jr.,
Philip A. Graham, and
Frank S. Giles dropped out after the Republican convention.
Boston City Council President
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr. defeated
Pasquale Caggiano for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor.
Augustus Gardner Means ran unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Hayden, Irving N.; Grove, Lawrence R. (1961).
A Manual for the Use of the General Court for 1961–1962. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company. pp. 286–99. Retrieved September 23, 2010.