November 8, 1960 ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy Elected President of the United States

It was on this day, November 8, 1960, that John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts was elected as the 35th  President of the United States.  He won against Republican candidate and then- Vice President Richard Nixon. Elected at the age of 43, Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die. . Kennedy was also the first president to be born in the 20th century and the only one to have won a Pulitzer Prize.

Learn more here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johnfkennedy

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