John F. Kennedy


Whom did Kennedy defeat to win the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination?

Kennedy defeated Lyndon B. Johnson, a U.S. senator from Texas, Hubert Humphrey, a U.S. senator from Minnesota, and Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, the failed nominee from 1952 and 1956. Kennedy won the nomination on the first ballot with a lead of 806 to 409 for Johnson.


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