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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1954


United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1954

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1954

November 2, 1954

Nominee Leverett Saltonstall Foster Furcolo
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 956,605 927,899
Percentage 50.54% 49.03%

Senator before election

Leverett Saltonstall

Elected Senator

Leverett Saltonstall

The United States Senate election of 1954 in Massachusetts was held on November 2, 1954 with Republican Incumbent Leverett Saltonstall defeating his challengers.


  • Candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
    • Socialist Workers 1.3
    • Prohibition 1.4
  • Results 2
    • Primaries 2.1
    • General election 2.2
  • References 3




  • Leverett Saltonstall - United States Senator since 1945. Governor of Massachusetts from 1939-1945.

Socialist Workers


  • Harold J. Ireland - was the Prohibition Party candidate for Treasurer and Receiver-General in 1948 and 1952.



Democratic primary [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Foster Furcolo 207,232 59.13
Democratic Joseph L. Murphy 79,463 22.68
Democratic John I. Fitzgerald 63,752 18.19

General election

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Leverett Saltonstall 956,605 50.54 -2.41
Democratic Foster Furcolo 927,899 49.03 +2.60
Socialist Labor Thelma Ingersoll 5,353 0.28 -0.17
Prohibition Harold J. Ireland 2,832 0.15 -0.03


  1. ^ Thelma Ingersoll at
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