John Fitzgerald Kennedy

May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963

John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts on Tuesday, May 29, 1917, at 3:00 p.m., the second son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., and Rose Fitzgerald.

 Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on September 12, 1953 in Newport. Rhode Island.  One guest said “It was just like the coronation.”John F. Kennedy had 2 children that survived infancy. Caroline was born in 1957 and John Jr. was born in 1960, just a few weeks after his father was elected.  John died in 1999. Caroline is currently the only surviving member of JFK’s immediate family.After Kennedy’s leadership as commander of the USS PT-109 during World War II in the South Pacific, his aspirations turned political. Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat, and in the U.S. Senate from 1953 until 1961. Kennedy defeated former Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. presidential election, one of the closest in American history. To date, he is the only practicing Roman Catholic to be elected President and the only President to have won a Pulitzer Prize.  His administration witnessed the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the American Civil Rights Movement and early events of the Vietnam War.   John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.  (more…)

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