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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