JFK elected President

November 8, 1960

JFK elected President

In the closest presidential election since 1888, John F. Kennedy ws elected President of the United States on November 8, 1960, by a margin of just more than 100,000 votes. His election firsts included: the first born in the twentieth century, the youngest ever elected, and the first Catholic.

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