By a plurality of 7,000 votes, Edward W. Quinn, Democrat, was re-elected mayor of Cambridge for his fifth consecutive term after a heated six weeks campaign against Godfrey. S. Cabot '82, the Republican reform candidate.
According to reports received late last night from the Republican headquarters, the total vote cast was 26,776, Quinn receiving 17,022 votes, and Cabot 9,754.
In spite of the fact that Mayor Quinn was elected by such a sweeping vote, this campaign is generally conceded to be the hardest of the five which Mayor Quinn has won during the last ten years. His plurality of 7,000 was 2,000 less than that gained over Julius Myers, his rival in the campaign of 1921.