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Who were the presidential candidates in 1960?

Who were the presidential candidates in 1960?

John F. Kennedy, a wealthy Democratic senator from Massachusetts, was elected president in 1960, defeating Vice President Richard Nixon. Though he clearly won the electoral vote, Kennedy’s received only 118,000 more votes than Nixon in this close election.

Who won the 1958 election?

1958 United States elections

Incumbent president Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)
Next Congress 86th
Senate elections
Overall control Democratic hold
Seats contested 36 of 98 seats (32 Class 1 seats + 4 special elections)

Who ran against JFK in 1964?

1964 United States presidential election

Nominee Lyndon B. Johnson Barry Goldwater
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Texas Arizona
Running mate Hubert Humphrey William E. Miller
Electoral vote 486 52

Who ran in the 1972 presidential election?

1972 United States presidential election

Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California South Dakota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
Electoral vote 520 17

Who was the president in the 60s?

In the 1960 campaign, Lyndon B. Johnson was elected Vice President as John F. Kennedy’s running mate. On November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was assassinated, Johnson was sworn in as the 36th United States President, with a vision to build “A Great Society” for the American people.

Who were the 4 presidents in the 1960s?

Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

1953-1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower Richard M. Nixon
1961-1963 John F. Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson
1963-1965 Lyndon B. Johnson office vacant
1965-1969 Lyndon B. Johnson Hubert H. Humphrey

How many senators were there in 1958?

Results summary

Parties Total
Lost renomination, but held by same party 0
Result 28
New state 2
Total elected 36

Who controlled Congress in 1958?

1958 United States House of Representatives elections

Leader Sam Rayburn Joseph Martin (stepped down as leader)
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 1937 January 3, 1939
Leader’s seat Texas 4th Massachusetts 14th
Last election 234 seats 201 seats

Who was US president in 69?

Presidents & VPs / Sessions of Congress

No. President Years of Service
36. Lyndon B. Johnson Nov. 22, 1963–Jan. 20, 1965
Lyndon B. Johnson Jan. 20, 1965–Jan. 20, 1969
37. Richard M. Nixon Jan. 20, 1969–Dec. 6, 1973
Richard M. Nixon 12 Dec. 6, 1973–Aug. 9, 1974

Did Nixon get a presidential funeral?

April 27, 1994
Richard Nixon/Date of burial
His body was transported to the Nixon Library and laid in repose. A public memorial service was held on April 27, attended by world dignitaries from 85 countries and all five living presidents of the United States, the first time that five U.S. presidents attended the funeral of another president.

Who was McGovern’s running mate in 1972?

Once it became apparent that White’s candidacy was infeasible, McGovern asked Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin to be his running mate. Nelson declined but suggested Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri, whom McGovern ultimately chose.

Who is the 52 President?

Presidents & VPs / Sessions of Congress

No. President Congresses
21. Chester A. Arthur 47, 48
22. Grover Cleveland 49, 50
23. Benjamin Harrison 51, 52
24. Grover Cleveland 53, 54