Aug. 27, 1960: Pat Nixon visits Buffalo on a campaign swing

By Steve Cichon

The 1960 presidential election was one of the closest in American history.  While Buffalo and Western New York seemed firmly in the John Kennedy camp — Kennedy visited here at least twice leading up to his run for president and the election — Buffalo was a big enough city not to be ignored by the Richard Nixon camp.

With that in mind, on August 27, 1960, Vice President Nixon’s wife, Pat, visited Buffalo.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.