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Ted Kennedy wins Senate Whip...
Item # 562396
January 03, 1969
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, January 3, 1969
* Edward Kennedy wins Senate Majority Whip w/ photo
This 14 page newspaper has a two line banner headline on the front page: "Kennedy Wins Senate Bid; McCormack Beats Down Challenge As Leadership Disputes Rack Both Parties Of New Congress" with one column photo of Kennedy.
Other news of the day. Little spine wear, otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office since November 1962, Kennedy served nine terms in the Senate. At the time of his death, he was the second most senior member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia, and the third-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. He was best known as one of the most outspoken and effective Senate proponents of progressive causes and bills. For many years the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, he was the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassinations, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.
In January 1969, Kennedy defeated Louisiana Senator Russell B. Long by a 31–26 margin to become Senate Majority Whip, the youngest person to attain that position. While this further boosted his presidential image, he also appeared conflicted by the inevitability of having to run for the position.
Category: The 20th Century