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|‹ 1956 1964 ›|
|United States presidential election, 1960|
|November 8, 1960|
|Nominee||Richard Nixon||John F. Kennedy|
|Running mate||Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.||Hubert Humphrey|
|Presidential election results map. Red-Nixon, Blue-Kennedy|
The United States presidential election of 1960 was the 44th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. Vice President Richard Nixon narrowly defeated Senator John F. Kennedy. Refusing to make Lyndon Johnson his running mate is what's said to have coast Kennedy the election, as part of Nixon's success can be contributed to him winning Texas