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.
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