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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1964

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1964

November 3, 1964

Nominee Ted Kennedy Howard J. Whitmore, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,716,907 587,663
Percentage 74.26% 25.42%

County Results

Senator before election

Ted Kennedy

Elected Senator

Ted Kennedy

The United States Senate election of 1964 in Massachusetts was held on November 3, 1964 with the incumbent Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy defeating his challengers. Much of the campaign-appearance burden on behalf of Ted Kennedy fell on his wife, Joan, because of Ted's serious back injury in a plane crash.


  • Candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
    • Socialist Workers 1.3
    • Prohibition 1.4
  • Results 2
  • External links and reference 3



  • Ted Kennedy - Incumbent Senator elected in 1962 to the unexpired term of John F. Kennedy.


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.[2]



General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edward M. Kennedy 1,716,907 74.26 +21.3
Republican Howard J. Whitmore, Jr. 587,663 25.42 -19.08
Socialist Labor Lawrence Gilfedder 4,745 0.21 -0.03
Prohibition Grace F. Luder 2,700 0.12 +0.05

External links and reference

  • Race details at
  1. ^ Howard J. Whitmore, Jr. at
  2. ^ Lawrence Gilfedder at
  3. ^ Grace F. Luder at
  • Campaigning from a Hospital Bed Recordings of Telephone Calls between Edward Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson during the 1964 campaign
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