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Digging Through the 1920 U.S. Census: A Look at Richard Nixon and JFK as Boys

Take a look back at a rare find – digging into the 1920 US Census, we uncovered Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy's records when they were just boys. See the images and learn more about the two men who would face off in the 1960 US presidential election.
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This is one of those cool, rare finds. We dug through the 1920 U.S. Census and found the two men who would eventually face off in the 1960 United States presidential election.

First, let’s take a look at the two when they were boys.

Now, the first census below shows the Nixon family in the 1920 U.S. Census, including father Francis Nixon, mother Hannah Milhous Nixon, and four sons: Harold, Richard, Francis Donald, and Arthur. A fifth son, Edward, was born in 1930. The census was taken on January 6th, 1920 in Placentia, California.

Nixon family in the 1920 U.S. Census

Source: Ancestry.com

Below is a close-up of his record. Click the above image for the full page.

Richard Nixon in the 1920 U.S. Census

And here is the 1920 U.S. Census showing the Kennedy family of Massachusetts.

Kennedy family in the 1920 U.S. Census

Source: Ancestry.com

And, below is a closer look at JFK in the census.

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