United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 1944
The 1944 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 1944. Republican Governor
Leverett Saltonstall was elected to finish the term of
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., who had resigned from the Senate to serve in
World War II.
Incumbent U.S. Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. resigned February 3, 1944 to return to active duty in the
U.S. Army during
World War II. Republican
Sinclair Weeks was appointed February 8, 1944 to continue the term until an election was held. A special election was held on November 7, 1944 with
Leverett Saltonstall defeating his challengers. He did not take office until January 4, 1945, when his term as Governor ended.
Governor Saltonstall was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Independents and third parties
- E. Tallmadge Root, nominee for Governor of Massachusetts in 1940