A Look at the Complete Tallied Votes for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, 1970

During the election of 1970, my grandfather Rev. Albert Bates, ran for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, as part of the old Massachusetts Prohibitionist Party. The Secretary of the Commonwealth, Milford Democrat John “Jack” F. X. Davoren, was  charged with overseeing the Elections Division. My grandfather doesn’t just share one page with former Governor Michael S. Dukakis, former Governor Francis Sargent, former candidate for Governor  Mayor Kevin H. White of Boston, former Lieutenant Governor Donald Dwight, former candidate for Lieutenant Governor Francis A. Votano, but actually eight entire pages:

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I wanted to add this obituary from The Patriot Ledger on March 31st, 2004 (pg. 28) titled “Rev. Albert Bates, ministered to poor, had radio program”:

Abstract:

The Rev. [Albert E. Bates] joined Bible studies and charismatic groups at St. Joseph’s Church in Quincy, St. Agatha’s Church in Milton and St. Thomas More Church in Braintree.

Born in Quincy, the Rev. Bates lived in Braintree, Quincy and Cambridge before moving to Hingham two years ago.

Donations may be made to the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, 194 Hingham St., Rockland 02370; the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley St., Boston 02116; the Servants of Christ, 87A Maple St., Scituate 02066; or White Chapel Bell Choir at First Congregational Church, 12 Elm St., Braintree 02184.

The full article reads: 

HINGHAM – The Rev. Albert E. Bates, 67, of Hingham, who dedicated his life to ministering to the poor and needy, died Sunday at Northeast Specialty Hospital, Braintree.

Known as “Brother Al,” the Rev. Bates spent more than 10 years as a minister in Boston’s Combat Zone.

He dedicated his ministry to prisoners, the homeless and those who suffered from substance abuse. As a young man, he founded the Harborlights Gospel Team, which visited prisons, churches and missions in the Boston area.

His ministry was ecumenical; he symbolized his broad faith by wearing both a Star of David and a Christian cross. While he was raised a Congregationalist, he was later rebaptized as a Baptist and attended Catholic Masses.

The Rev. Bates joined Bible studies and charismatic groups at St. Joseph’s Church in Quincy, St. Agatha’s Church in Milton and St. Thomas More Church in Braintree.

He was a member of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International.

He was well known for his appearances on the former television show “Evening Magazine” with Sara Edwards and was a frequent caller to radio talk shows. He had his own radio ministry on WROL.

Born in Quincy, the Rev. Bates lived in Braintree, Quincy and Cambridge before moving to Hingham two years ago.

He graduated from the Penniman School in Braintree, Braintree High School, Bob Jones University in North Carolina, the Boston Evening School of the Bible and Providence-Barrington Bible College. He also attended Harvard University.

He is survived by his former wife, Judith (Cox) Bates of Billerica; two daughters, Sandi E. Shochat of Lawrence and Joanne R. Healey of Burlington; a sister, Nancy J. Mills of Braintree; seven grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

The Rev. Richard Hotchkin will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at First Congregational Church, 12 Elm St., Braintree. Burial will be in Braintree Cemetery.

Visiting is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington St., Braintree. Donations may be made to the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, 194 Hingham St., Rockland 02370; the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley St., Boston 02116; the Servants of Christ, 87A Maple St., Scituate 02066; or White Chapel Bell Choir at First Congregational Church, 12 Elm St., Braintree 02184.

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