On this day in 1960, Kennedy was nominated for presidency. LIFE.com remembers the legendary Kennedy-Nixon debates in the fall of 1960 — and the look and feel of a contest often cited as the first “modern” presidential campaign. See the photos here. 
(Photo: Paul Schutzer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

On this day in 1960, Kennedy was nominated for presidency. LIFE.com remembers the legendary Kennedy-Nixon debates in the fall of 1960 — and the look and feel of a contest often cited as the first “modern” presidential campaign. See the photos here. 

(Photo: Paul Schutzer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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