The United States presidential election of 1960 was the 44th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. The Republican Party nominated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, while the Democratic Party nominated John F. Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts.


Democratic Party

Republican Party


General Election

Presidential Candidate Party Home State Popular Vote Electoral Vote Running Mate Home State Electoral Vote
Richard Milhous Nixon Republican California 282 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Massachusetts
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Democratic Massachusetts 240 Lyndon Baines Johnson Texas
Harry Flood Byrd (None) Virginia 15

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