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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1960

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1960

November 8, 1960

Nominee Leverett Saltonstall Thomas J. O'Connor
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,358,556 1,050,725
Percentage 56.19% 43.46%

Senator before election

Leverett Saltonstall

Elected Senator

Leverett Saltonstall

The United States Senate election of 1960 in Massachusetts was held on November 8, 1960 with Republican Incumbent Leverett Saltonstall defeating his challengers.




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

Socialist Workers

  • Lawrence Gilfedder - Candidate for Lt. Governor in 1948. Ran for Governor in 1952 and 1954. Ran for Senate in 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, and 1970. [1]


  • Mark R. Shaw - was the Prohibition Party candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts in 1946, 1952, 1958, 1969, 1962, and 1970. He was also the party's candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 1948 and again in 1956. In 1964 he served as Prohibition Party candidate for vice-president of the United States.



Democratic primary [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas J. O'Connor 270,081 48.33
Democratic Foster Furcolo 217,939 39.00
Democratic Edmund C. Buckley 70,744 12.66

General election

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Leverett Saltonstall 1,358,556 56.19 +5.65
Democratic Thomas J. O'Connor 1,050,725 43.46 -5.57
Socialist Labor Lawrence Gilfedder 5,735 0.24 -0.04
Prohibition Mark R. Shaw 2,794 0.12 -0.03


  1. ^ Lawrence Gilfedder at
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