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John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy
35th President of the United States
In office January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Succeeded by Lyndon B. Johnson
United States Senator from Massachusetts
In office January 3, 1953 – December 22, 1960
Preceded by Henry Cabot Lodge
Succeeded by Benjamin Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts’s 11th district
In office January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1953
Preceded by James Curley
Succeeded by Tip O’Neill
Personal details
Born John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-05-29)May 29, 1917 Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died November 22, 1963(1963-11-22) (aged 46) Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jacqueline Bouvier
Relations Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (father) Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (mother) Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (brother) Rosemary Kennedy (sister) Kathleen Agnes Kennedy (sister) Eunice Kennedy (sister) Patricia Kennedy (sister) Robert F. Kennedy (brother) Jean Kennedy (sister) Edward Moore Kennedy (brother)
  • Arabella (1956 stillborn)
  • Caroline B. (b. 1957)
  • John F., Jr. (1960–1999)
  • Patrick B. (August 7-August 9, 1963)
Alma mater Harvard College
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholicism
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1941–1945
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Lieutenant
Unit Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109
  • World War II
    • Solomon Islands campaign
  • Navy and Marine Corps Medal ribbon.svg Navy and Marine Corps Medal
  • Purple Heart BAR.svg Purple Heart
  • American Defense Service ribbon.svg American Defense Service Medal
  • American Campaign Medal ribbon.svg American Campaign Medal
  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon.svg Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3 bronze stars)
  • World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory Medal[1]

John FitzgeraldJackKennedy About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his death in 1963.

After military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo Boats PT-109 and PT-59 during World War II in the South Pacific, Kennedy represented Massachusetts’ 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat. Thereafter, he served in the U.S. Senate from 1953 until 1960. Kennedy defeated Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. presidential election. He was the youngest elected to the office, at the age of 43,[2][a] the second-youngest President (after Theodore Roosevelt), and the first person born in the 20th century to serve as president.[3] Kennedy is the only Catholic president, and is the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize.[4] Events during his presidency included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the African-American Civil Rights Movement, and early stages of the Vietnam War.

Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Although Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby two days later, before a trial could take place. The FBI and the Warren Commission officially concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin. However, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded that those investigations were flawed and that Kennedy was probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy.[5] Kennedy continues to rank highly in public opinion ratings of U.S. presidents.[6]



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