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Boston mayoral election, 1955


Boston mayoral election, 1955

The Boston mayoral election of 1955 occurred on Tuesday, November 8, 1955 between Mayor John B. Hynes and State Senator John E. Powers. Hynes was elected to his third term.

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 27, 1955.


Candidates eliminated in primary


Candidates Primary Election[1] General Election[2]
Votes % Votes %
John B. Hynes 50,957 39.16 124,301 52.77
John E. Powers 36,407 28.00 111,775 47.23
James Michael Curley 24,209 18.60
Chester A. Dolan 18,551 14.25

See also


  1. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1956. p. 52. 
  2. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1956. p. 92. 

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