1960 United States presidential election in Missouri

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.

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
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

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 a Democratic Presidential candidate.[5] Although Northern Democrat Barack Obama from nearby Illinois came very close to carrying the state in 2008, losing it by less than a percentage point, this also remains the most recent election when a Northern Democrat carried Missouri. The only three subsequent Democratic presidential candidates to carry the state were all from the South (Lyndon B. Johnson was from Texas, Jimmy Carter from Georgia, and Bill Clinton from Arkansas).

ResultsEdit

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%

Results by countyEdit

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Margin Total votes cast[6]
County # % # % # %
Adair 3,160 36.62% 5,469 63.38% -2,309 -26.76% 8,629
Andrew 2,170 36.87% 3,716 63.13% -1,546 -26.27% 5,886
Atchison 2,167 44.90% 2,659 55.10% -492 -10.19% 4,826
Audrain 6,410 56.40% 4,955 43.60% 1,455 12.80% 11,365
Barry 3,919 36.88% 6,706 63.12% -2,787 -26.23% 10,625
Barton 2,417 39.49% 3,703 60.51% -1,286 -21.01% 6,120
Bates 3,906 41.84% 5,429 58.16% -1,523 -16.31% 9,335
Benton 1,496 30.04% 3,484 69.96% -1,988 -39.92% 4,980
Bollinger 1,935 40.14% 2,886 59.86% -951 -19.73% 4,821
Boone 11,514 52.41% 10,453 47.59% 1,061 4.83% 21,967
Buchanan 19,348 47.43% 21,448 52.57% -2,100 -5.15% 40,796
Butler 5,406 38.19% 8,751 61.81% -3,345 -23.63% 14,157
Caldwell 1,736 35.79% 3,115 64.21% -1,379 -28.43% 4,851
Callaway 5,344 56.86% 4,054 43.14% 1,290 13.73% 9,398
Camden 1,759 33.39% 3,509 66.61% -1,750 -33.22% 5,268
Cape Girardeau 8,172 41.90% 11,331 58.10% -3,159 -16.20% 19,503
Carroll 3,296 41.98% 4,555 58.02% -1,259 -16.04% 7,851
Carter 683 39.43% 1,049 60.57% -366 -21.13% 1,732
Cass 5,718 46.71% 6,523 53.29% -805 -6.58% 12,241
Cedar 1,547 29.32% 3,730 70.68% -2,183 -41.37% 5,277
Chariton 3,550 53.37% 3,102 46.63% 448 6.73% 6,652
Christian 1,622 25.96% 4,627 74.04% -3,005 -48.09% 6,249
Clark 2,039 43.56% 2,642 56.44% -603 -12.88% 4,681
Clay 17,318 47.74% 18,955 52.26% -1,637 -4.51% 36,273
Clinton 3,167 48.29% 3,391 51.71% -224 -3.42% 6,558
Cole 8,532 46.64% 9,763 53.36% -1,231 -6.73% 18,295
Cooper 3,858 45.23% 4,672 54.77% -814 -9.54% 8,530
Crawford 2,387 37.00% 4,065 63.00% -1,678 -26.01% 6,452
Dade 1,217 28.95% 2,987 71.05% -1,770 -42.10% 4,204
Dallas 1,482 29.62% 3,522 70.38% -2,040 -40.77% 5,004
Daviess 2,220 41.03% 3,191 58.97% -971 -17.94% 5,411
DeKalb 1,697 40.59% 2,484 59.41% -787 -18.82% 4,181
Dent 2,593 44.67% 3,212 55.33% -619 -10.66% 5,805
Douglas 1,014 21.92% 3,611 78.08% -2,597 -56.15% 4,625
Dunklin 6,568 49.47% 6,708 50.53% -140 -1.05% 13,276
Franklin 10,324 47.07% 11,610 52.93% -1,286 -5.86% 21,934
Gasconade 1,651 25.38% 4,854 74.62% -3,203 -49.24% 6,505
Gentry 2,439 45.79% 2,888 54.21% -449 -8.43% 5,327
Greene 20,457 35.64% 36,943 64.36% -16,486 -28.72% 57,400
Grundy 2,415 35.32% 4,422 64.68% -2,007 -29.35% 6,837
Harrison 2,200 34.56% 4,166 65.44% -1,966 -30.88% 6,366
Henry 4,601 43.35% 6,012 56.65% -1,411 -13.30% 10,613
Hickory 615 24.60% 1,885 75.40% -1,270 -50.80% 2,500
Holt 1,551 36.31% 2,720 63.69% -1,169 -27.37% 4,271
Howard 3,302 61.41% 2,075 38.59% 1,227 22.82% 5,377
Howell 2,734 27.82% 7,095 72.18% -4,361 -44.37% 9,829
Iron 1,851 46.59% 2,122 53.41% -271 -6.82% 3,973
Jackson 142,869 53.62% 123,589 46.38% 19,280 7.24% 266,458
Jasper 14,962 40.70% 21,804 59.30% -6,842 -18.61% 36,766
Jefferson 17,054 56.91% 12,910 43.09% 4,144 13.83% 29,964
Johnson 4,712 40.34% 6,970 59.66% -2,258 -19.33% 11,682
Knox 1,796 48.94% 1,874 51.06% -78 -2.13% 3,670
Laclede 3,156 35.22% 5,805 64.78% -2,649 -29.56% 8,961
Lafayette 5,555 40.95% 8,011 59.05% -2,456 -18.10% 13,566
Lawrence 4,483 34.78% 8,406 65.22% -3,923 -30.44% 12,889
Lewis 2,726 51.57% 2,560 48.43% 166 3.14% 5,286
Lincoln 3,793 52.22% 3,471 47.78% 322 4.43% 7,264
Linn 4,534 47.13% 5,086 52.87% -552 -5.74% 9,620
Livingston 3,795 42.93% 5,045 57.07% -1,250 -14.14% 8,840
Macon 4,208 46.07% 4,925 53.93% -717 -7.85% 9,133
Madison 1,874 38.77% 2,960 61.23% -1,086 -22.47% 4,834
Maries 1,716 50.47% 1,684 49.53% 32 0.94% 3,400
Marion 6,758 51.24% 6,431 48.76% 327 2.48% 13,189
McDonald 2,496 38.69% 3,955 61.31% -1,459 -22.62% 6,451
Mercer 1,146 32.74% 2,354 67.26% -1,208 -34.51% 3,500
Miller 2,584 36.57% 4,482 63.43% -1,898 -26.86% 7,066
Mississippi 3,855 59.45% 2,629 40.55% 1,226 18.91% 6,484
Moniteau 2,271 39.68% 3,453 60.32% -1,182 -20.65% 5,724
Monroe 4,011 72.53% 1,519 27.47% 2,492 45.06% 5,530
Montgomery 2,804 44.81% 3,454 55.19% -650 -10.39% 6,258
Morgan 1,979 37.93% 3,239 62.07% -1,260 -24.15% 5,218
New Madrid 7,373 63.68% 4,205 36.32% 3,168 27.36% 11,578
Newton 5,678 38.66% 9,010 61.34% -3,332 -22.69% 14,688
Nodaway 5,318 47.02% 5,993 52.98% -675 -5.97% 11,311
Oregon 1,934 49.49% 1,974 50.51% -40 -1.02% 3,908
Osage 2,900 51.99% 2,678 48.01% 222 3.98% 5,578
Ozark 721 21.74% 2,595 78.26% -1,874 -56.51% 3,316
Pemiscot 7,312 62.09% 4,464 37.91% 2,848 24.18% 11,776
Perry 2,991 43.49% 3,886 56.51% -895 -13.01% 6,877
Pettis 6,997 43.56% 9,066 56.44% -2,069 -12.88% 16,063
Phelps 4,576 44.69% 5,663 55.31% -1,087 -10.62% 10,239
Pike 4,096 51.23% 3,900 48.77% 196 2.45% 7,996
Platte 5,860 55.12% 4,771 44.88% 1,089 10.24% 10,631
Polk 2,440 33.48% 4,849 66.52% -2,409 -33.05% 7,289
Pulaski 3,096 48.52% 3,285 51.48% -189 -2.96% 6,381
Putnam 1,060 28.11% 2,711 71.89% -1,651 -43.78% 3,771
Ralls 2,495 62.69% 1,485 37.31% 1,010 25.38% 3,980
Randolph 6,434 60.62% 4,180 39.38% 2,254 21.24% 10,614
Ray 4,565 56.31% 3,542 43.69% 1,023 12.62% 8,107
Reynolds 1,044 47.82% 1,139 52.18% -95 -4.35% 2,183
Ripley 1,717 37.92% 2,811 62.08% -1,094 -24.16% 4,528
Saint Charles 11,890 52.20% 10,888 47.80% 1,002 4.40% 22,778
Saint Clair 1,865 36.85% 3,196 63.15% -1,331 -26.30% 5,061
Saint Francois 7,205 41.56% 10,131 58.44% -2,926 -16.88% 17,336
Saint Louis County 166,508 51.31% 157,992 48.69% 8,516 2.62% 324,500
Saint Louis City 202,319 66.63% 101,331 33.37% 100,988 33.26% 303,650
Sainte Genevieve 3,211 62.14% 1,956 37.86% 1,255 24.29% 5,167
Saline 5,969 49.52% 6,085 50.48% -116 -0.96% 12,054
Schuyler 1,361 44.96% 1,666 55.04% -305 -10.08% 3,027
Scotland 1,884 49.80% 1,899 50.20% -15 -0.40% 3,783
Scott 6,349 52.23% 5,807 47.77% 542 4.46% 12,156
Shannon 1,386 49.24% 1,429 50.76% -43 -1.53% 2,815
Shelby 2,870 58.19% 2,062 41.81% 808 16.38% 4,932
Stoddard 5,317 45.51% 6,366 54.49% -1,049 -8.98% 11,683
Stone 890 21.76% 3,201 78.24% -2,311 -56.49% 4,091
Sullivan 2,504 43.88% 3,202 56.12% -698 -12.23% 5,706
Taney 1,439 28.05% 3,692 71.95% -2,253 -43.91% 5,131
Texas 3,606 40.68% 5,258 59.32% -1,652 -18.64% 8,864
Vernon 4,186 43.73% 5,387 56.27% -1,201 -12.55% 9,573
Warren 1,407 32.32% 2,946 67.68% -1,539 -35.35% 4,353
Washington 2,649 43.53% 3,437 56.47% -788 -12.95% 6,086
Wayne 2,152 41.22% 3,069 58.78% -917 -17.56% 5,221
Webster 2,707 37.03% 4,603 62.97% -1,896 -25.94% 7,310
Worth 1,323 49.40% 1,355 50.60% -32 -1.19% 2,678
Wright 1,953 27.34% 5,191 72.66% -3,238 -45.32% 7,144
Totals 972,201 50.26% 962,221 49.74% 9,980 0.52% 1,934,422

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  6. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 266-267 ISBN 0405077114