Kennedy Debate Chair, 1960

Kennedy Debate Chair, 1960

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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.
Object Name
date made
mid 20th century
associated person
Kennedy, John F.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brown (overall color)
overall approximate: 42 in x 28 in x 20 in; 106.68 cm x 71.12 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Frank Stanton
Presidential Candidates
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Hans Wegner chairs, Danish designer.
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