October 19, 1960
Republican State Assemblyman R. Watson Pomeroy and Williams College Professor of Political Science James MacGregor Burns spoke on campus supporting, respectively, Richard Nixon and John Kennedy in the upcoming presidential election. The Young Republicans sponsored the six-term representative's afternoon address, "How the Educated Voter Approaches the Issues of the 1960 Campaign." In the evening Professor Burns's sponsors were the Young Democrats and Students for Kennedy and Johnson. Speaking on "Kennedy and the 1960's," the author of John Kennedy: A Political Profile (1960), perceiving, as Barbara Rosof '62 observed in The Miscellany News, "that the audience was not entirely pro-Kennedy...divided his lecture into three sections to appeal to the Stevensonian liberals, partisan Democrats and Independents to vote for Kennedy."