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Edward M. Kennedy Elected Senator from Massachusetts

Nov. 6, 1962 - Edward M. Kennedy, 30-year-old brother of the President, was elected a U.S. Senator today with a smashing victory in his first attempt at public office. From the outset, it was evident that Republican George Cabot Lodge was no match for the youngest of the Kennedys in the fourth contest between two old Massachusetts political families. In 1916, Mr. Kennedy’s grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald, tried unsuccessfully to unseat Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, great-grandfather of George Lodge. In 1952, President Kennedy, then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, successfully unseated Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., the father of George Lodge. And in 1960, President Kennedy again prevailed as Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. ran unsuccessfully for Vice President.

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