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1913 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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1913 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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Nominee John W. Weeks Sherman L. Whipple
Party Republican Democratic
Members' vote 160[a] 80[b]
Percentage 58.82% 29.41%

U.S. senator before election

Winthrop M. Crane

Elected U.S. Senator

John W. Weeks

The 1913 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held during January 1913. Incumbent Republican Senator Winthrop Crane retired and was succeeded by Republican John Wingate Weeks.

At the time, Massachusetts elected United States senators by a majority vote of the combined houses of the Massachusetts General Court.

Republican caucus



1913 Republican nominating caucus[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John W. Weeks 97 60.25%
Republican Samuel Walker McCall 57 35.40%
Republican Curtis Guild Jr. 5 3.11%
Republican George P. Lawrence 1 0.62%
Republican Robert Luce 1 0.62%
Total votes 161 100.00%

After winning the caucus nomination on the thirty-first ballot, Weeks's support was made unanimous by acclamation on a motion by McCall supporter Claude L. Allen. The motion was seconded by Guild supporter John L. Sherburne.[1]

General election

Massachusetts legislative vote (in Massachusetts Senate)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John W. Weeks 26 66.67%
Democratic Sherman L. Whipple 11 28.21%
Democratic John A. Keliher 1 2.56%
Democratic Joseph C. Pelletier 1 2.56%
Massachusetts legislative vote (in Massachusetts House of Representatives)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John W. Weeks 134 57.51%
Democratic Sherman L. Whipple 69 29.61%
Progressive John Graham Brooks 5 2.15%
Democratic John F. Meaney 3 1.29%
Democratic James B. Carroll 3 1.29%
Democratic Charles A. DeCourey 3 1.29%
Democratic Charles Sumner Hamlin 2 0.86%
Democratic John A. Thayer 2 0.86%
Democratic John F. Fitzgerald 2 0.86%
Republican Curtis Guild Jr. 1 0.43%
Republican Robert Luce 1 0.43%
Democratic Philip J. O'Connell 1 0.43%
Democratic Richard Olney II 1 0.43%
Democratic Joseph Henry O'Neil 1 0.43%
Democratic Andrew J. Peters 1 0.43%
Democratic Harvey H. Pratt 1 0.43%
Socialist Roland D. Sawyer 1 0.43%
Democratic John P. Sweeney 1 0.43%
Democratic George Fred Williams 1 0.43%


  1. ^ 26 Senate votes, 134 House votes
  2. ^ 11 Senate votes, 69 House votes


  1. ^ a b "REPUBLICANS READY TO ELECT MR. WEEKS BAY STATE SENATOR". The Christian Science Monitor. January 14, 1913. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b "Our Campaigns - MA US Senate Race - Jan 14, 1913".
  3. ^ a b "United States Senators Chosen, 1912". The Tribune Almanac and Political Register 1913. New York: The Tribune Association. 1913. p. 457 – via Hathi Trust Digital Library.
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