Furcolo: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
Gibbons: 50-60% 60-70% 70-80%
|Elections in Massachusetts|
The 1958 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1958. Democrat Foster Furcolo was elected Governor of Massachusetts for a second term, defeating Republican Charles Gibbons, Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.
Governor Furcolo was unopposed for renomination.
Lt. Governor Murphy was unopposed for renomination.
On August 31, 1958, Fingold died unexpectedly at his home in Concord, Massachusetts. As his death occurred only nine days before the primary, Fingold was the only candidate for Governor on the Republican ballot. Former Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Charles Gibbons, former State Public Works Commissioner John A. Volpe, and Assistant Attorney General Joseph P. McKay ran as write-in candidates.
|Republican||Charles Gibbons (write-in)||158,944||84.32%|
|Republican||George Fingold (deceased)||23,031||12.22%|
|Republican||John A. Volpe (write-in)||3,703||1.96%|
|Republican||Joseph P. McKay (write-in)||1,751||0.93%|
Nelson was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
|Socialist Labor||Henning A. Blomen||7,871||0.42%||0.17|
|Prohibition||Guy S. Williams||5,745||0.30%||0.18|
|Democratic||Robert F. Murphy||1,112,001||60.34%||9.11|
|Republican||Elmer C. Nelson||711,362||38.60%||9.24|
|Socialist Labor||Francis A. Votano||11,230||0.61%||0.02|
|Prohibition||Harold E. Bassett||8,300||0.45%||0.06|
Hayden, Irving N.; Grove, Lawrence R. (1959). A Manual for the Use of the General Court for 1959–1960. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company. pp. 298–99. Retrieved September 23, 2010.