Kennedy v. Nixon - The road to the1960 Presidential election -- John F Kennedy , Senator for Massachusetts with his wife, Jacqueline about to leave New York for the Los Angeles Democratic Party Convention, at which the party candidates for the forthcoming Presidential election will be nominated. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
1960 - It was shortly after her husband's death that Jacqueline Kennedy first attributed the word “Camelot” — that imaginative and sentimental moniker often characterizing the hope of the early '60s — to President John F. Kennedy’s brief term in office. “There will be great presidents again, but there will never be another Camelot,” she told interviewer Theodore H. White on Nov. 29, 1963, just a week after the assassination.
Brothers Robert, Ted, and John: In 1960, he defeated Richard Nixon in the Presidential Elections. Kennedy was the youngest president elected. He was the first Catholic too. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)
On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy won the presidential election against Republican Vice President Richard Nixon he was the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States. Pictured: John F. Kennedy holds 4-year-old Caroline on Election Day. Caroline Kennedy was his first, and is his only surviving, child. (see more JFK: The Run for the White House)