1960 Republican National Convention

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1960 Republican National Convention
1960 presidential election
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Nixon and Lodge
Date(s) July 25–28, 1960
City Chicago
Venue International Amphitheatre
Presidential nominee Richard M. Nixon of California
Vice Presidential nominee Henry C. Lodge Jr. of Massachusetts
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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. It was the 14th and most recent time overall that Chicago hosted the Republican National Convention, more times than any other city.

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

The Presidency

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.[1] Nixon still managed victory, earning 1,321 votes to 10 for Goldwater.[2]

The Vice Presidency

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

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

See also


  1. ^ "Richard Nixon: Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Republican National Convention in Chicago". www.presidency.ucsb.edu. 
  2. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 

External links

  • Republican Party platform of 1960 at The American Presidency Project
  • Nixon nomination acceptance speech for President at RNC (transcript) at The American Presidency Project
  • Universal newsreel footage of the convention
  • Video of Nixon nomination acceptance speech for President at RNC from C-SPAN (via YouTube)
  • Audio of Nixon nomination acceptance speech for President at RNC
  • Video of Lodge nomination acceptance speech for Vice President at RNC from C-SPAN (via YouTube)

Preceded by
San Francisco, California
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
Daly City, California
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