1960 United States presidential election in Missouri

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United States presidential election in Missouri, 1960

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All 13 Missouri votes to the Electoral College
  John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg VP-Nixon.png
Nominee John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Massachusetts California
Running mate Lyndon B. Johnson Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 972,201 962,221
Percentage 50.3% 49.7%

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Results by county
Kennedy           Nixon

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

John F. Kennedy

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

In the nation's third-closest race, Missouri was won by Senator John F. Kennedy (DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 50.26% of the popular vote against incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 49.74% of the popular vote.[3][4] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Osage County voted for the Democratic candidate. This is also the most recent election when a Northern Democrat carried Missouri, as the next three Democratic presidential candidates to win the state were all from the South (Lyndon B. Johnson was from Texas, Jimmy Carter from Georgia, and Bill Clinton from Arkansas), though Northern Democrat Barack Obama from nearby Illinois came very close to carrying the state in 2008, with losing it by only less than a percentage point.


United States presidential election in Missouri, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Kennedy 972,201 50.26%
Republican Richard Nixon 962,221 49.74%
Total votes 1,934,422 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Missouri". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 8, 2017.