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The final stretch: John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign

With the final stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign upon us, we look at the end of the historic campaign of the last president elected from Massachusetts. Senator John F. Kennedy was elected president on Nov. 8, 1960 in one of the closest elections in US history as the country’s youngest president. It was astonishing to see the huge number of people attending the campaign rallies all across the country-very different from what we see today. -Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite More from the archives.

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