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Massachusetts: State Auditors


Massachusetts State Auditors, 1849-2002 (May be incomplete!)
David Wilder, Jr. 1849-54 Joseph Mitchell 1854-55 Stephen N. Gifford 1855-56 Chandler R. Ransom 1856-58 Charles White 1858-61 Levi Reed 1861-65 Julius L. Clarke 1865-66 Henry S. Briggs 1866-70 Charles Endicott 1870-76 Julius L. Clarke 1876-79 Charles R. Ladd 1879-91 William D. T. Trefry 1891-92 John W. Kimball 1892-1901 Henry E. Turner 1901-11 John E. White 1911-14 Frank H. Pope 1914-15 Alonzo B. Cook 1915-23 Francis X. Hurley 1930 Thomas H. Buckley 1935-39

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1865 Dec 20: Levi Reed, resigned.
  • 1879 May 5: Julius L. Clarke, resigned.
  • 1892: Boardman Hall (Dem), defeated.
  • 1894: Wilbur M. Purrington (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1898: Walter E. Sanford (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1904 Nov 8: Henry E. Turner (Rep), elected; Francis X. Tetrault (Dem), defeated; Charles Stevens (Socialist), defeated; Walter J. Hoar (Socialist Labor), defeated; Charles E. Burnham (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1905 Nov 7: Henry E. Turner (Rep), elected; Patrick J. Ashe (Dem), defeated; Ambrose Miles (Socialist), defeated; Herbert B. Griffin, defeated; E. O. Fredrik Hansson, defeated.
  • 1906: Thomas L. Hisgen (Dem & Independence League), defeated.
  • 1911 Jun 29: Henry E. Turner, died in office.
  • 1919: Arthur J. B. Cartier (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Alice E. Cram (Dem), elected.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Alonzo B. Cook (Rep), elected; Alice E. Cram (Dem), defeated; Edith M. Williams (Socialist), defeated; John W. Aiken (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Thomas J. Buckley (Dem), elected; Russell A. Wood (Rep), defeated; Francis A. Votano (Socialist Labor), defeated; Robert A. Simmons (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Thomas J. Buckley (Dem), elected; Thomas H. Adams (Rep), defeated; Arne A. Sortell (Socialist Labor), defeated; John B. Lauder (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: A. Joseph DeNucci (Dem), elected; John James Xenakis (Ind), defeated; Kamal Jain (Libertarian), defeated.
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