1960 Campaign Speeches of Senator John F. Kennedy
and Vice President Richard M. Nixon


These are the speeches, remarks, press conferences, study papers and statements given by Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican candidate Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the period 1 August, 1960, to 7 November, 1960, during the 1960 Presidential Campaign. Here too, when scanned, will be the Public Papers of President John F. Kennedy 1961, 1962, 1963. Given the extremely large number of speeches given by both candidates during the 1960 campaign the speeches will be added to this site on a regular basis after I scan, then check, each speech for errors/typos.  Errors are created during the OCR process and checking for them takes time as the accuracy of the speeches is of prime importance.  If any errors are noticed would you please e-mail me and advise of the speech's file path.   Once identified, I'll amend the error and post a note on this page advising of the correction for anyone who may have downloaded the speech prior to the error coming to my attention.

PLEASE NOTE: The speeches as presented here have been set out for 800 x 600 screen resolution so if your resolution is different there may be unexpected spaces in the text. You may search all the documents in JFK LINK via the search function below.

Pre-Campaign Speeches and Statements
Statement of JFK announcing his candidacy for President, 2 January, 1960
Address of JFK to the National Press Club, 14 January 1960: The Presidency in 1960
Address of JFK accepting Democratic Party Nomination for President, 15 July, 1960
Address of LBJ accepting Democratic Party Nomination for Vice President, 15 July, 1960
Statement of Senator John F. Kennedy, 21 July, 1960
Press Conference of Senator John F. Kennedy In Hyannis Port, Mass., Thursday, 28 July, 1960
Joint Statement of Senator John F. Kennedy and Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, 30 July, 1960
Background Memorandum Prepared By Senator Kennedy's Office, August 1960
Background Memorandum Prepared By Democratic National Committee, 8 September, 1960

JFK Campaign Speeches
 
Aug. 1960
Total Items: 54
Sept. 1960
Total Items: 206
Oct. 1960
Total Items: 262
Nov. 1960
Total Items: 70
Total Items: 592

RN Campaign Speeches
 
Aug. 1960
Total Items: 22
Sept. 1960
Total Items: 75
Oct. 1960
Total Items: 131
 Nov. 1960
Total Items: 55
Total Items: 283

Joint Appearances of JFK and RN (TV Debates, et al, in the 1960 campaign )

Inaugural Address of President John F. Kennedy

Public Papers of President John F. Kennedy
(Last updated: 30th March 2004). Currently scanning speeches/statements for 1962.
 
1961
1962
1963

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Statements and Speeches of JFK 1947 - 1960 (preview)
U.S. House of Representatives: 1947 - 1952
U.S. Senate: 1953 - 1960
Additional speeches, articles and statements

Public Papers of President Harry S. Truman (preview)
 
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952-1953

Public Papers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower (preview)
 
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960-1961

Public Papers of President John F. Kennedy (as above)
 

Public Papers of President Lyndon B. Johnson (preview)
 
1963-1964
1965
1966
1967
1968-1969

Public Papers of President Richard M. Nixon (preview)
 
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

Public Papers of President Gerald R. Ford
 
1974
1975
1976/77