Monday, November 5, 1962
November 5, 1952
JFK had spent the day before voting for himself in his Massachusetts senate race against Henry Cabot Lodge. Election night came and went with the returns showing the election as too close to call.
The early morning hours dragged on with returns continuing to show no winner. Finally, at about 7 AM Jack was finally declared the winner. Final results showed the margin of victory at 70,000 votes. Most gratifying to Kennedy was that he had taken all 22 Boston wards.
After the results were certain, JFK walked across Beacon Hill to his apartment on Bowdoin Street. He ate his daily ritual breakfast of eggs, bacon, orange juice, coffee, and toast before going to bed, successful in his quest to become the junior Senator from Massachusetts.