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1897 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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1897 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1896 November 2, 1897 (1897-11-02) 1898 →
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William Everett.jpg
Nominee Roger Wolcott George Fred Williams William Everett
Party Republican Democratic National Democratic
Popular vote 165,095 79,552 13,897
Percentage 61.95% 29.49% 5.14%

Governor before election

Roger Wolcott

Elected Governor

Roger Wolcott

Gubernatorial elections were held in Massachusetts on November 2, 1897.

General election



1897 Massachusetts gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roger Wolcott 165,095 61.95% Decrease5.11
Democratic George Fred Williams 79,552 29.49% Increase2.57
National Democratic William Everett 13,897 5.14% Increase1.46
Socialist Labor Thomas C. Brophy 6,301 2.34% Increase1.16
Prohibition John Bascom 4,948 1.83% Increase0.67
Others All others 20 0.01% Increase0.01
Republican hold Swing

Lt. Governor

1897 Massachusetts lieutenant gubernatorial election

← 1896
1898 →
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Nominee W. Murray Crane Christopher T. Callahan James E. Cotter
Party Republican Democratic National Democratic
Popular vote 157,106 77,003 16,202
Percentage 59.52% 29.17% 6.14%

Lieutenant Governor before election


Elected Lieutenant Governor

W. Murray Crane

1897 Massachusetts lieutenant gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican W. Murray Crane 157,106 59.52%
Democratic Christopher T. Callahan 77,003 29.17%
National Democratic James E. Cotter 16,202 6.14%
Socialist Labor Edward A. Buckland 7,379 2.80%
Prohibition Willard O. Wylie 4,948 2.37%
Others All others 15 0.01%
Republican hold Swing


  1. ^ Although Everett was a resident of Quincy, he represented Massachusetts's 7th district, situated north of Boston.


  1. ^ Public Document No. 43 (PDF). Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co. 1898.
  2. ^ Public Document No. 43 (PDF). Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co. 1898.
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