ⓘ 1966 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

                                     

ⓘ 1966 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

The 1966 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 8, 1966. Republican incumbent Leverett Saltonstall retired after serving for 22 years. Republican Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke defeated Democratic former Governor of Massachusetts Endicott Peabody in a landslide.

Brooke was the first Senator of African-American United States elected after reconstruction and the first ever popularly elected, as reconstruction ended before the passage of the th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

                                     
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