1961 Pittsburgh mayoral election


Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1961
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Nominee Joseph M. Barr William Crehan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 124,082 60,522
Percentage 67.2% 32.8%

Mayor before election

Joseph M. Barr

Elected Mayor

Joseph M. Barr

The Mayoral election of 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was held on Tuesday, November 7, 1961. The incumbent mayor, Joe Barr of the Democratic Party won his first full term as mayor, after achieving the position in a 1959 special election. Barr received more than twice as many votes as his Republican opponent, insurance agent William Crehan.

Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1961
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joe Barr 124,082 67.2
Republican William Crehan 60,522 32.8
Turnout 184,604
Democratic hold Swing


  • "Republican mayoral candidates through the years". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2009.

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Pittsburgh mayoral election
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