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1960 Democratic National Convention
 

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In 1960 the Democratic Party came to California for the first time in forty years to select its nominee for president. The host state's Governor Pat Brown, who had won the California primary as a "favorite son," led the California delegation at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Political maneuverings within the delegation soon created embarrassment for Brown, however. He was unable to control the delegates and unite them behind a single candidate. Eventually John F. Kennedy won both the delegation's and the party's nomination.


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Democratic National Convention Ticket - First Session

Democratic National Convention Ticket - First Session

General Ephemera Collection, California State Archives


Democratic National Convention Ticket - Second Session

Democratic National Convention Ticket - Second Session

General Ephemera Collection, California State Archives


Convention Master Schedule.

Convention Master Schedule

Margaret E. Snyder Papers, Accession 88-142, California State Archives


State Reception and Grand Ball Invitation and Ticket, 1956.

Democratic National Convention Program

Margaret E. Snyder Papers, Accession 88-142, California State Archives



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