Term 35th President of the United States (1961–1963)
Born May 29, 1917, Brookline, Mass.
Nickname “JFK,” “Jack”
Education Harvard College (graduated 1940)
Religion Roman Catholic
Marriage Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929–1994), September 12, 1953
Children Caroline Bouvier (1957– ); John Fitzgerald, Jr. (1960–1999); Patrick Bouvier (1963)
Career Author, U.S. Navy Officer, Journalist, Public Official
Political Party Democrat
Writings Why England Slept (1940); Profiles in Courage (1956)
Died Nov. 22, 1963, Dallas, TX
Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
A Life in Brief
From The American President by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
John F. Kennedy was born into a rich, politically connected Boston family of Irish-Catholics. He and his eight siblings enjoyed a privileged childhood of elite private schools, sailboats, servants, and summer homes. During his childhood and youth, “Jack” Kennedy suffered frequent serious illnesses. Nevertheless, he strove to make his own way, writing a best-selling book while still in college at Harvard and volunteering for hazardous combat duty in the Pacific during World War II. Kennedy’s wartime service made him a hero. After a short stint as a journalist, Kennedy entered politics, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 and the U.S. Senate from 1953 to 1961.
Kennedy was the youngest person elected U.S. President and the first Roman Catholic to serve in that office. For many observers, his presidency came to represent the ascendance of youthful idealism in the aftermath of World War II. The promise of this energetic and telegenic leader was not to be fulfilled, as he was assassinated near the end of his third year in office. For many Americans, the public murder of President Kennedy remains one of the most traumatic events in memory—countless Americans can remember exactly where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been shot. His shocking death stood at the forefront of a period of political and social instability in the country and the world.
Life Before the Presidency
Campaigns and Elections
Death of a President
The American Franchise
Impact and Legacy
RELATED: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis | John F. Kennedy Jr. | Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
Our film today recounts ~~An impressive compendium of Jack’s thoughts on the road to prosperity
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Washington, District of Columbia
Monday, 29 Juillet, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2013~
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