Archives: Nixon Corresponds with Louie Nunn in 1960

After losing the 1960 presidential election by one of the slimmest margins in presidential history Richard Nixon typed a letter to then Glasgow City Attorney Louie B. Nunn.

Nunn, who would go on to become governor of Kentucky in 1967, was the Kentucky campaign manager for Nixon’s 1960 race.

Nixon won Kentucky but lost the presidency to John F. Kennedy. In the letter sent to Nunn and likely countless other supporters, Nixon laments the loss but remains cheerful in how he ran and what he accomplished.

Read the letter below, and a letter from Nixon to Nunn remarking on his position as an RNC delegate in 1960. The letters come from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.