Elections: Bobby Loses Harvard

There were no campaign speeches or even any notable issues, just a blue-chip field of ten candidates for five seats on the 30-member Harvard Board of Overseers. Among them: Senator Robert F. Kennedy, class of '48. When the 27,000 ballots were counted last week, Candidate Kennedy had finished last. Bobby could take one consolation from the defeat. His brother John, class of '40, was also defeated when he first ran for the board in 1955, was not elected until two years later.


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