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|‹ 1956 1964 ›|
|United States Presidential Election, 1960|
|November 8, 1960|
|Nominee||Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.||Estes Kefauver||Henry Wallace|
|Running mate||Margaret Chase Smith||Adlai Stevenson||William O. Douglas|
The United States presidential election of 1960 took place while relations with the Soviet Union began to normalize, but the economy began to stagnate. Moderate Republican Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., made a compelling case against President Kefauver's reelection, while Henry Wallace managed to expand his core of voters. Lodge was elected with a plurality of the popular vote, and in a historic fashion, too, since his running mate, Margaret Chase Smith, was both the first woman nominated to a major party ticket and the first female Vice President.