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McKeesport in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate

 
 
Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 28, 2012
1. Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate Marker
Inscription.  On April 21, 1947, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon debated the Taft-Hartley Labor-Management Relations Act at the Penn-McKee Hotel. The first debate between the two House Labor Committee members was a precursor to the iconic Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate of 1960.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 21.035′ N, 79° 52.058′ W. Marker is in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 148), on the right when traveling east on 5th Avenue. Located at the site of the former Penn-McKee Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McKeesport PA 15132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Tube Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Queen Aliquippa (approx. 1.9
Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 28, 2012
2. Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate Marker
miles away); Duquesne Steel Works (approx. 2.1 miles away); Helen Richey (approx. 2.2 miles away); Braddock’s Crossing (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kennywood Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Frederick Ingersoll (approx. 2.4 miles away); David McKee (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKeesport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Historical Markers Program. (Submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Richard Milhouse Nixon at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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