The 1952 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1952. Republican Christian Herter defeated Democratic incumbent Paul A. Dever, Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder, Peace Progressive candidate Florence H. Luscomb, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.
Governor Dever was unopposed for renomination.
|Democratic||Charles F. Sullivan||192,945||45.70%|
|Democratic||C. Gerald Lucey||68,914||16.32%|
|Democratic||Joseph L. Murphy||55,546||13.16%|
|Democratic||Thomas B. Brennan||44,239||10.48%|
|Democratic||Edward C. Carroll||42,361||10.03%|
|Democratic||Thomas J. Kurey||18,166||4.30%|
Christian Herter ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for Governor.
Sumner Whittier ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor.
|Democratic||Paul A. Dever||1,161,499||49.29%|
|Peace Progressive||Florence H. Luscomb||7,502||0.32%|
|Socialist Labor||Lawrence Gilfedder||6,159||0.26%|
|Prohibition||Guy S. Williams||5,163||0.22%|
|Republican||Sumner G. Whittier||1,194,966||51.88%|
|Democratic||Charles F. Sullivan||1,087,865||47.23%|
|Socialist Labor||Francis A. Votano||13,602||0.59%|
|Prohibition||William R. Ferry||7,013||0.30%|