Kennedy Debate Chair, 1960


Face-to-face debates between the presidential candidates of the two major political parties are a recent development in American political campaigning. The first series of televised debates took place in 1960 with Democrat John F. Kennedy (seated in this chair) and Republican Richard M. Nixon.

Date Made: mid 20th century

Associated Person: Kennedy, John F.

Used: Presidential CandidatesGeneral Subject Association: Political Campaigns


See more items in: Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Frank Stanton

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0541.02Accession Number: 1977.0541Catalog Number: 1977.0541.02

Object Name: Chair

Physical Description: wood (overall material)brown (overall color)Measurements: overall approximate: 42 in x 28 in x 20 in; 106.68 cm x 71.12 cm x 50.8 cm


Record Id: nmah_513763

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