Who ran for vice president in 1968?

Nixon ultimately asked the convention to nominate Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew as his running mate. By a large margin, Agnew won the vice presidential nomination on the first ballot over Michigan Governor George W. Romney, who was supported by a faction of liberal Republicans.

Who did Richard Nixon pick as his vice presidential candidate in 1968?

Republican Party nomination

1968 Republican Party ticket
Richard Nixon Spiro Agnew
for President for Vice President
36th Vice President of the United States (1953–1961) 55th Governor of Maryland (1967–1969)

Who were the four Democratic candidates in 1968?

Competed in primaries

Candidate Born Home state
Lyndon B. Johnson August 27, 1908 (age 59) Stonewall, Texas Texas
Robert F. Kennedy November 20, 1925 (age 42) Brookline, Massachusetts New York
Eugene McCarthy March 29, 1916 (age 52) Watkins, Minnesota Minnesota

Who ran for vice president in 1960?

After winning the presidential nomination on the first ballot of the 1960 Democratic National Convention, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy turned his attention to picking a running mate. Kennedy chose Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, who had finished second on the presidential ballot, as his running mate.

Who ran against Nixon 72?

1972 United States presidential election

Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California South Dakota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
Electoral vote 520 17

Who ran for vice president in 1956?

Robert F. Wagner Jr. The selection of the Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate for the 1956 United States presidential election occurred at the party’s national convention on August 16, 1956. Former presidential candidate and Tennessee’s Senator Estes Kefauver defeated Massachusetts’ Senator John F.

Who was Lyndon Johnson’s VP?

Hubert Humphrey1965–1969
Lyndon B. Johnson/Vice presidents

When was George Wallace shot?

On May 15, 1972, he was shot five times by Arthur Bremer while campaigning at the Laurel Shopping Center in Laurel, Maryland, at a time when he was receiving high ratings in national opinion polls.