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Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate

 
 
Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy, the Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1886.
 
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 walking
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distance of this marker. Pvt. Franklin J. Philips (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named War Memorial (about 400 feet away); McKeesport Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (about 400 feet away); McKeesport Memorial and Shrine (about 400 feet away); John F. Kennedy (about 700 feet away); Bank of McKeesport Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKeesport.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Richard Milhouse Nixon at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 28, 2012
2. Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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