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US Election 1960

Election of 1960 Summary

The 1960 election was the first election in which Alaska and Hawaii participated. Instead of Eisenhower, it was his vice president Richard Nixon who decided to run for president.

The Democrats ended up picking John Kennedy from an already solid group of nominees. The only criticism of JFK was that he was too young, being 43 years of age.

In an election to remember, it was John Kennedy against Richard Nixon including live debates on television. The results were close and suspenseful. But JFK picked up 303 electoral votes and became the 35th president of the United States. Nixon received 219 losing critical swing states Illinois and Texas.

John F Kennedy

Thirty-fifth president of the United States

Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson
Total Electoral Votes: 303
Electoral Vote: 56.5%
Political Party: Democratic

John F Kennedy

1960 Election Timeline

1948: Harry Truman
1952: Dwight D. Eisenhower
1956: Dwight D. Eisenhower
1960: John F. Kennedy

1964: Lyndon B. Johnson
1968: Richard Nixon
1972: Richard Nixon
1976: Jimmy Carter

US Election 1960 Timeline

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