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Kennedy Makes It Official

January 3, 2010 |  8:00 am

Jan. 3, 1960, Front Page

If elected, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) , 42, would be the second-youngest president (after Theodore Roosevelt) and the first Roman Catholic in the White House, The Times says. 

Jan. 3, 1960, Kennedy

Jan. 3, 1960, Nixon

Vice President Nixon has no comment on Sen. Kennedy’s announcement.

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Jan. 3, 1960, Nixon
Jan. 3, 1960, Nixon
Jan. 3, 1960:   “Kennedy said the current budget for national defense is 'too low by a substantial percentage' and said he would not hesitate to call for higher taxes, deficit spending, reshuffling of available appropriations or a combination of these methods to close the 'missile gap,' which he charged the Eisenhower administration will leave to its successor,” The Times says.