1958 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1958

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Nominee John F. Kennedy Vincent Celeste
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,362,926 488,318
Percentage 73.20% 26.23%

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Municipal results

Senator before election

John F. Kennedy

Elected Senator

John F. Kennedy

The United States Senate election of 1958 in Massachusetts was held on November 4, 1958. Democratic incumbent John F. Kennedy was reelected to a second six-year term, defeating Republican candidate Vincent J. Celeste.

Democratic primary[edit]




Senator Kennedy was unopposed for renomination.

Republican primary[edit]



  • Vincent J. Celeste, Boston attorney


Celeste was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Independents and third parties[edit]

Socialist Labor[edit]

  • Lawrence Gilfedder, perennial candidate


General election[edit]


Democratic incumbent John F. Kennedy defeated Republican opponent Vincent J. Celeste by a margin of 874,608 votes; this represented the largest margin of victory in Massachusetts politics.[1]

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1958 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John F. Kennedy (Incumbent) 1,362,926 73.20
Republican Vincent J. Celeste 488,318 26.23
Socialist Labor Lawrence Gilfedder 5,457 0.29
Prohibition Mark R. Shaw 5,335 0.29


  1. ^ "John F. Kennedy". Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=94556