1960 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1960

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  VP-Nixon.png John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg
Nominee Richard Nixon John F. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Massachusetts
Running mate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Lyndon B. Johnson
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 556,577 481,453
Percentage 52.9% 45.8%

Tennessee Presidential Election Results 1960.svg
County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

The 1960 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. Tennessee voters chose eleven[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Tennessee was won by incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 52.92% of the popular vote, against Senator John F. Kennedy (DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 45.77% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 556,577 52.92%
Democratic John F. Kennedy 481,453 45.77%
National States' Rights Party Orval Faubus 11,304 1.07%
Prohibition Rutherford Decker 2,458 0.23%
Total votes 1,051,792 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Tennessee". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 7, 2017.