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Boston mayoral election, 1959

The Boston mayoral election of 1959 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1959 between former Boston City Council member John F. Collins and Senate President member John E. Powers. Collins was elected to his first term.

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 22, 1959.


Candidates eliminated in primary


Candidates Primary Election[1] General Election[2]
Votes % Votes %
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

See also


  1. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1960. p. 46. 
  2. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1960. p. 110. 

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