Electoral History of John F. Kennedy

Electoral history of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (1961–1963); United States Senator (1953–1960) and United States Representative (1947–1953) from Massachusetts.

Massachusetts's 11th congressional district, 1946 (Democratic primary):

  • John F. Kennedy – 22,183 (42.41%)
  • Michael J. Neville – 11,341 (21.68%)
  • John F. Cotter – 6,677 (12.76%)
  • Joseph Russo – 5,661 (10.82%)
  • Catherine E. Falvey – 2,446 (4.68%)
  • Joseph Lee – 1,848 (3.53%)
  • Joseph Russo – 799 (1.53%)
  • Michael DeLuca – 536 (1.03%)
  • Francis N. Rooney – 521 (1.00%)
  • Robert B. DiFruscio – 298 (0.57%)

Massachusetts's 11th congressional district, 1946:

  • John F. Kennedy (D) – 69,093 (71.87%)
  • Lester Bowen (R) – 26,007 (27.05%)
  • Philip Geer (Prohibition) – 1,036 (1.08%)

Massachusetts's 11th congressional district, 1948:

  • John F. Kennedy (D) - 106,366 (100.00%)

Massachusetts's 11th congressional district, 1950:

  • John F. Kennedy (D) (inc.) – 87,699 (82.28%)
  • Vincent J. Celeste (R) – 18,302 (17.17%)
  • Martha E. Geer (Prohibition) – 582 (0.55%)

Massachusetts United States Senate election, 1952:

  • John F. Kennedy (D) – 1,211,984 (51.35%)
  • Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) – 1,141,247 (48.35%)
  • Thelma Ingersoll (Socialist Labor) – 4,683 (0.20%)
  • Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition) – 2,508 (0.11%)

Democratic presidential primary in Massachusetts, 1956:

  • John W. McCormack – 26,128 (47.92%)
  • Adlai Stevenson II – 19,024 (34.89%)
  • Estes Kefauver – 4,547 (8.34%)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower – 1,850 (3.39%)
  • John F. Kennedy – 949 (1.74%)
  • W. Averell Harriman – 394 (0.72%)
  • Frank J. Lausche – 253 (0.46%)
  • Others – 1,379 (2.53%)

(All candidates ran as write-ins)

1956 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Adlai Stevenson II – 3,069,504 (50.70%)
  • Estes Kefauver – 2,283,172 (37.71%)
  • Unpledged delegates – 380,300 (6.28%)
  • Frank J. Lausche – 278,074 (4.59%)
  • John W. McCormack – 26,128 (0.43%)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower – 6,358 (0.11%)
  • W. Averell Harriman – 3,368 (0.06%)
  • Robert Meyner – 1,129 (0.02%)
  • John F. Kennedy – 949 (0.02%)
  • Harry S. Truman – 728 (0.01%)
  • Stuart Symington – 402 (0.01%)
  • Paul A. Dever – 207 (0.00%)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson – 2 (0.00%)
  • Others – 3,610 (0.06%)

1956 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

First ballot:

  • Estes Kefauver – 466.5
  • John F. Kennedy – 294.5
  • Albert Gore, Sr. – 178
  • Robert F. Wagner, Jr. – 162.5
  • Hubert Humphrey – 134
  • Luther Hodges – 40
  • P. T. Maner – 33
  • LeRoy Collins – 29
  • Clinton Anderson – 16
  • Frank G. Clement – 14
  • Pat Brown – 1
  • Lyndon B. Johnson – 1
  • Stuart Symington – 1

Second ballot:

  • John F. Kennedy – 618
  • Estes Kefauver – 551.5
  • Albert Gore, Sr. – 110.5
  • Hubert Humphrey – 74.5
  • Robert F. Wagner, Jr. – 9.5
  • Luther Hodges – 0.5

Third ballot:

  • Estes Kefauver – 755.5
  • John F. Kennedy – 589
  • Albert Gore, Sr. – 13.5
  • Robert F. Wagner, Jr. – 6
  • Hubert Humphrey – 2

Massachusetts United States Senate election, 1958:

  • John F. Kennedy (D) (inc.) – 1,362,926 (73.20%)
  • Vincent J. Celeste (R) – 488,318 (26.23%)
  • Lawrence Gilfedder (Socialist Labor) – 5,457 (0.29%)
  • Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition) – 5,335 (0.29%)

1960 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • John F. Kennedy – 1,847,259 (31.43%)
  • Pat Brown – 1,354,031 (23.04%)
  • George H. McLain – 646,387 (11.00%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 590,410 (10.05%)
  • George Smathers – 322,235 (5.48%)
  • Michael DiSalle – 315,312 (5.37%)
  • Unpledged delegates – 241,958 (4.12%)
  • Albert S. Potter – 208,057 (3.54%)
  • Wayne Morse – 147,262 (2.51%)
  • Adlai Stevenson II – 51,833 (0.88%)

1960 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • John F. Kennedy – 806 (52.89%)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson – 409 (26.84%)
  • Stuart Symington – 86 (5.64%)
  • Adlai Stevenson II – 80 (5.25%)
  • Robert Meyner – 43 (2.82%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 42 (2.76%)
  • George Smathers – 30 (1.97%)
  • Ross Barnett – 23 (1.51%)
  • Herschel C. Loveless – 2 (0.13%)
  • Pat Brown – 1 (0.07%)
  • Orval E. Faubus – 1 (0.07%)
  • Albert Rosellini – 1 (0.07%)

United States presidential election, 1960:

  • John F. Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson (D) – 34,220,984 (49.7%) and 303 electoral votes (22 states carried)
  • Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) – 34,108,157 (49.5%) and 219 electoral votes (26 states carried)
  • Harry F. Byrd/Strom Thurmond (I) – 286,359 (0.4%) and 14 electoral votes (2 states carried)
  • Harry F. Byrd/Barry Goldwater (I) – 1 electoral vote (Oklahoma faithless elector)
  • Orval E. Faubus/James G. Crommelin (States' Rights) – 44,984 (0.1%)

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