1966 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1966

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  Edward Brooke.jpg Endicott Peabody Gov.jpg
Nominee Edward Brooke Endicott Peabody
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,213,473 774,761
Percentage 60.68% 38.74%

1966 US Senate election in Massachusetts results by municipality.svg
Municipal results

U.S. Senator before election

Leverett Saltonstall
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Edward Brooke
Republican

The 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]

Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Endicott Peabody 320,967 50.35%
Democratic John F. Collins 265,016 41.85%
Democratic Thomas Boylston Adams 51,435 8.07%

Independents and third parties[edit]

Socialist Workers[edit]

  • Lawrence Gilfedder, perennial candidate[1]

Prohibition[edit]

  • Mark R. Shaw, perennial candidate and nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1964

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Edward Brooke 1,213,473 60.68% +4.49%
Democratic Endicott Peabody 774,761 38.74% -4.72%
Socialist Labor Lawrence Gilfedder 6,790 0.34% +0.10%
Prohibition Mark R. Shaw 4,833 0.24% +0.12%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawrence Gilfedder at ourcampaigns.com

External links and references[edit]