1952 Massachusetts Senate race

November 1st, 2012

The 1952 Massachusetts Senate race pitted two of the state’s most distinguished families against each other: the Republican Lodges and the Democratic Kennedys. On the 50th anniversary of the race, presidential historian Tom Whalen, author of Kennedy versus Lodge: The 1952 Massachusetts Senate Race, discusses the race that marked the beginning of the Kennedy political dynasty.

Read Whalen’s essay, written for WBUR‘s Cognoscenti, How The GOP Gave Way To The Kennedy Political Dynasty here.

Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131 or tjw64@bu.edu


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