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1960 Republican National Convention

Highlights of 1960 Republican convention

The 1960 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held in Chicago, Illinois, from July 25 to July 28, 1960, at the International Amphitheatre.

The convention nominated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for President and former Senator Henry Cabot Lodge II of Massachusetts for Vice President.

By the time the Republican convention opened, Nixon had no opponents for the nomination. The highlight of the convention was the speech by U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona removing himself from the race where he called on the Conservatives to take back the party.

It was at this convention that Nixon promised to campaign in every state during his campaign.Nixon still managed victory, earning 1,321 votes to 10 for the nomination.http://www.chicagohs.org/history/politics/1960.html

Before choosing Lodge, Nixon considered the following vice-presidential candidates, among others:

In the election, Nixon and Lodge lost to the Democratic ticket of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

External links

  • Universal newsreel footage of the convention
Preceded by
1956
San Francisco, California
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
1964
San Francisco, California


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