United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1966
United States Senate election of 1966 in Massachusetts was held on November 8, 1966, with Republican State Attorney General Edward Brooke defeating his challengers. Republican incumbent, Leverett Saltonstall, was retiring after serving for 22 years.
Brooke was the first African-American U.S. Senator elected since
Reconstruction. Republican primary [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Declared [ edit ] Declined [ edit ] Results [ edit ]
Attorney General Edward Brooke was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Democratic primary [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Declared [ edit ] Results [ edit ] Independents and third parties [ edit ] Socialist Workers [ edit ] Lawrence Gilfedder, perennial candidate  Prohibition [ edit ] Mark R. Shaw, perennial candidate and nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1964 General election [ edit ] Results [ edit ] See also [ edit ] References [ edit ] External links and references [ edit ]