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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1940


United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1940

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1940

November 5, 1940

Nominee David I. Walsh Henry Parkman, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,088,838 838,122
Percentage 55.61% 42.83%

Senator before election

David I. Walsh

Elected Senator

David I. Walsh

The United States Senate election of 1940 in Massachusetts was held on November 5, 1940, with Democratic incumbent David I. Walsh defeating his challengers.


  • Candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
    • Prohibition 1.3
    • Communist 1.4
    • Socialist 1.5
    • Socialist Labor 1.6
  • Results 2
  • General election 3
  • References 4





  • Governor of Massachusetts in 1938.



  • Robert Treat Paine.

Socialist Labor


General election

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David I. Walsh 1,088,838 55.64
Republican Henry Parkman, Jr. 838,122 42.38
Prohibition George L. Thompson 9,632 0.49
Communist Philip Frankfeld 9,465 0.48
Socialist George Lyman Paine 6,876 0.35
Socialist Labor Horace I. Hillis 4,133 0.21


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