| July 25–28, 1960|| Chicago|
| International Amphitheatre|
Richard Nixon of California
Henry C. Lodge Jr. of Massachusetts
The 1960 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held in Chicago, Illinois, from July 25 to July 28, 1960, at the International Amphitheatre. It was the 14th and most recent time overall that Chicago hosted the Republican National Convention, more times than any other city.
The convention nominated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for President and former Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. of Massachusetts for Vice President.
1960 Republican National Convention Wikipedia
By the time the Republican convention opened, Nixon had no opponents for the nomination. The highlight of the convention was the speech by U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona removing himself from the race where he called on the Conservatives to take back the party.
It was at this convention that Nixon promised to campaign in every state during his campaign. Nixon still managed victory, earning 1,321 votes to 10 for Goldwater.
Before choosing Lodge, Nixon considered the following candidates for the vice presidential nomination, among others:Robert B. Anderson, U.S. Treasury Secretary from Texas
Prescott S. Bush, U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Everett M. Dirksen, U.S. Senate Minority Leader from Illinois
Arthur S. Flemming, U.S. HEW Secretary from Ohio
Gerald R. Ford, U.S. Representative from Michigan
Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona
Alfred M. Gruenther, former NATO Supreme Commander from Nebraska
Charles A. Halleck, U.S. House Minority Leader from Indiana
Walter H. Judd, U.S. Representative from Minnesota
Neil H. McElroy, former Secretary of Defense from Ohio
James P. Mitchell, U.S. Labor Secretary from New Jersey
Thurston B. Morton, U.S. Senator from Kentucky
Charles H. Percy, businessman from Illinois
Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor of New York
William P. Rogers, U.S. Attorney General from Maryland
Hugh D. Scott, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
Frederick A. Seaton, U.S. Interior Secretary from Nebraska
William G. Stratton, Governor of Illinois
Philip Willkie, son of Wendell Willkie (the GOP's 1940 presidential candidate) and businessman and state representative from Indiana
In the election, Nixon and Lodge lost to the Democratic ticket of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.