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1959 Baltimore mayoral election

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Baltimore mayoral election, 1959
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Candidate J. Harold Grady Theodore McKeldin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 155,001 72,745
Percentage 68.06% 31.94%

Mayor before election

Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.

Elected Mayor

J. Harold Grady

The 1959 Baltimore mayoral election saw the election of J. Harold Grady. Grady unseated incumbent mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. in the Democratic primary, and went on to defeat former mayor and governor Theodore McKeldin in the general election.


Primary elections were held March 3.[1][2][3]

Democratic primary

Incumbent mayor Thomas D'Alesandro was defeated in the primary.[1]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. Harold Grady 103,358 57.35%
Democratic Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. (incumbent) 70,341 39.03%
Democratic Morgan L. Amaimo 3,626 2.01%
Democratic Edgar N. Gayhardt 1,606 0.89%
Democratic Francis X. McSweeney 1,285 0.71%
Total votes 180,216

Republican primary

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Theodore McKeldin 6,266 74.54%
Republican Dorothy B. Davis 3,336 15.29%
Republican Louis R. Milio 2,220 10.17%
Total votes 21,822

General election

The general election was held May 5.[3]

Baltimore mayoral general election, 1959[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. Harold Grady 155,001 68.06%
Republican Theodore McKeldin 72,745 31.94%
Total votes 227,746


  1. ^ a b c "RaceID=421395". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "RaceID=414312". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "RaceID=27339". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
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