|Leverett A. Saltonstall|
|Former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts|
From: January 4, 1945 – January 3, 1967
|Former Governor of Massachusetts|
From: January 5, 1939 – January 4, 1945
|Lieutenant||Horace T. Cahill|
|Predecessor||Charles F. Hurley|
|Successor||Maurice J. Tobin|
|Former Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
From: January 1929 – January 1937
|Successor||Horace T. Cahill|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Service Years|| 1917−1919|
|Rank|| First Lieutenant|
|Unit||301st Field Artillery|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Leverett A. Saltonstall (September 1, 1892 – June 17, 1979) was a Republican from Massachusetts who served as a United States Senator from 1945 to 1967. He was previously the state's governor and the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
In 1954, Saltonstall was among twenty-two Senate Republicans who voted for the censure of his Wisconsin colleague Joseph McCarthy, who investigated and exposed communist infiltration of the United States Army and the Department of State.
Saltonstall ran for the Republican nomination for president in 1948, but finished last.[Citation Needed]
According to an analysis of his record in the 81st Congress, Saltonstall voted 71% in line with conservatives. Supportive of civil rights, he voted in favor of cloture for Robert A. Taft's "voluntary FEPC" legislation and backed President Harry Trumans Army desegregation efforts. He also gave support to the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the 24th Amendment to the Constitution.
In the 1964 presidential election, Saltonstall initially was seen as loyal to Moderate Republican Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. though ultimately supported the Goldwater/Miller ticket after his Arizona colleague was nominated.
Personal life and family
Saltonstall married the former Alice Wesselhoeft in 1916, with whom he had six children. Among them included William L. Saltonstall, a Massachusetts state senator, and Leverett Saltonstall, Jr., the president of the Foundation Seed Corporation.
- Saltonstall, Leverett (1892-1979). Harvard Square Library. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
- Pace, Eric (June 18, 1979). Leverett Saltonstall Is Dead at 86; Revived the Massachusetts G.O.P.. The New York Times. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
- S. RES. 301. PASSAGE.. GovTrack.us. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
- Ideology and Civil Rights, 1950 Edition. Mad Politics: The Bizarre, Fascinating, and Unknown of American Political History. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
- S 1728. PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. MOTION FOR CLOTURE.. GovTrack.us. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
- HR 6826. EXTENSION OF SELECTIVE SERVICE MANPOWER REGISTRA- TION ACT. AMEND. TO ELIMINATE A COMMITTEE AMEND. WHICH WOULD GIVE OPTION TO ENLISTEE TO SERVE IN A UNIT, THE PER- SONNEL OF WHICH ARE OF HIS OWN RACE.. GovTrack.us. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
- HR. 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957.. GovTrack.us. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
- HR. 8601. PASSAGE OF AMENDED BILL.. GovTrack.us. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
- HR. 7152. PASSAGE.. GovTrack.us. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
- TO PASS S. 1564, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965.. GovTrack.us. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
- S.J. RES. 29. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION BANNING THE POLL TAX AS PREREQUISITE FOR VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS.. GovTrack.us. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
- Lodge, the Star of 2 Primaries, Is Seen as the Top Challenger to Goldwater. The New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
- . GOLDWATER GAINS IN MODERATE WING; Some Middle‐Road G.O.P. Congressmen Now Give Him Nominal Support. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
- Collette, Matt (January 25, 2009). William L. Saltonstall, at 81, former Massachusetts state senator. boston.com. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
- Leverett Saltonstall Jr.,48,Dies; Senator's Son Led Seed Concern. The New York Times. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
- R.S. SALTONSTALL JR. DIES; MAINE NEWSPAPER EDITOR. The New York Times. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
- Marquard, Brian (March 28, 2008). Robert Saltonstall, 97; pursued teaching, travel, philanthropy. boston.com. Retrieved June 20, 2021.