|Elections in Massachusetts|
The 1954 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1954. Republican governor Christian Herter was re-elected, defeating Democrat Robert F. Murphy, Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.
In the race for lieutenant governor, Republican Sumner G. Whittier defeated Democrat James A. Burke, Prohibition candidate Donald E. Babcock, and Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano.
State Representative Robert F. Murphy defeated former Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General Francis E. Kelly for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Christian Herter ran unopposed for the Republican nomination
|Democratic||Robert F. Murphy||254,996||70.27%|
|Democratic||Francis E. Kelly||107,861||29.73%|
|Republican||Christian A. Herter (incumbent)||985,339||51.76%|
|Democratic||Robert F. Murphy||910,087||47.80%|
|Socialist Labor||Lawrence Gilfedder||5,766||0.30%|
|Prohibition||Guy S. Williams||2,579||0.14%|
|Republican||Sumner G. Whittier||972,745||52.01%|
|Democratic||James A. Burke||883,440||47.23%|
|Socialist Labor||Francis A. Votano||9,215||0.49%|
|Prohibition||Donald E. Babcock||5,067||0.27%|
Hayden, Irving N.; Grove, Lawrence R. (1955). A Manual for the Use of the General Court for 1955–1956. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company. pp. 298–99. Retrieved September 23, 2010.