REPUBLICANS: The Men Who

The poor boy from California got into politics almost by accident, and the suave aristocrat from Boston absorbed his political heritage with mother's milk. Yet, despite their differences, the two 1960 Republican nominees have an uncommon lot in common, and on the G.O.P.'s presidential medallion their two profiles fit the times and the issues with minted precision.

Richard Milhous Nixon, 47, the presidential choice, is the second of five sons* of Francis Nixon, an unsuccessful Southern California citrus farmer, and his wife Hannah, a pious Quaker. When Frank Nixon's lemon grove failed,...

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