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Courtesy Division of Political History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Nixon elected president

Richard M. Nixon is elected President of the United States. He receives 43.4 percent of the popular vote to 42.7 percent for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, with independent George Wallace making a strong showing with 13.5 percent.

Pictured: "Nixon's The One" campaign poster.

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