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John F. Kennedy
OfficePresident of the United States
Term startJanuary 20, 1961
Term endNovember 22, 1963
Vice presidentLyndon B. Johnson
PredecessorDwight D. Eisenhower
SuccessorLyndon B. Johnson
United States Senator
Jr/srUnited States Senator
Term startJanuary 3, 1953
Term endDecember 22, 1960
PrecededHenry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
SucceededBenjamin A. Smith
Term startJanuary 3, 1947
Term endJanuary 3, 1953
PrecededJames Michael Curley
SucceededThomas P. O'Neill, Jr.
Personal information
Date of birthMay 29, 1917
Birth placeBrookline, Massachusetts
Birth nameJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy
Death dateNovember 22, 1963(age 46)
Death placeDallas, Texas
FatherJoseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
MotherRose Fitzgerald Kennedy
SpouseJacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy
ChildrenArabella Kennedy
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
Alma materHarvard University (B.S.)
ReligionRoman Catholic
AllegianceUnited States of America
BranchUnited States Navy
Service years1941-1945
Rank15px Lieutenant
UnitMotor Torpedo Boat PT-109
BattlesWorld War II
Solomon Islands campaign
Awards30px Navy and Marine Corps Medal
30px Purple Heart
30px American Defense Service Medal
30px American Campaign Medal
30px Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 bronze stars
30px World War II Victory Medalhttp://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/John+F.+Kennedy+Miscellaneous+Information.htm
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (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 assassination in 1963.
After Kennedy's military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 during World War II in the South Pacific, his aspirations turned political. With the encouragement and grooming of his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., Kennedy represented Massachusetts's 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat, and served in the U.S. Senate from 1953 until 1960. Kennedy defeated then Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. presidential election, one of the closest in American history. He was the second-youngest President (after Theodore Roosevelt), the first President born in the 20th century, and the youngest elected to the office, at the age of 43. Kennedy is the first and only Catholic and the first Irish American president, and is the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize. Events during his administration include 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. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime but was shot and killed two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be put on trial. The FBI, the Warren Commission, and the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that Oswald was the assassin, with the HSCA allowing for the probability of conspiracy based on disputed acoustic evidence. The event proved to be an important moment in U.S. history because of its impact on the nation and the ensuing political repercussions. Today, Kennedy continues to rank highly in public opinion ratings of former U.S. presidents.
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It's the final countdown - Irish Times Tweet this news

Irish Times--President -John F Kennedy- will forever be remembered as the catalyst for taking humans to the moon on board the Apollo missions, culminating in the first man ...
Date : Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:21:32 GMT+00:00

Obama overhauls NASA's agenda in budget request - Washington Post Tweet this news

Washington Post--Nearly half a century ago, President -John F-. -Kennedy- challenged America to put a man on the moon. Earlier this month, by killing NASA's ...
Date : Thu, 11 Feb 2010 01:12:29 GMT+00:00

Kerry on Kennedy's desk, Edwards - Politico Tweet this news

Politico---...- if you will," Kerry revealed Wednesday on CNN's "Larry King Live," adding that the desk once belonged to -John F-. -Kennedy- and Daniel Webster. ...
Date : Thu, 11 Feb 2010 04:52:47 GMT+00:00

President Kennedy's "How To" Manual - Huffington Post (blog) Tweet this news

Huffington Post (blog)--Take, for instance, how President -John F-. -Kennedy- got the US Senate to ratify his Atmospheric Test Ban Treaty, the first nuclear arms treaty ever signed ...
Date : Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:33:44 GMT+00:00

Carl Kaysen | Kennedy adviser, 89 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/10/2010 - Philadelphia Inquirer Tweet this news

Philadelphia Inquirer--As deputy special assistant for national security affairs, he was President -John F-. -Kennedy's- personal representative to talks that resulted in the signing ...
Date : Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:19:27 GMT+00:00

Scientists Say Weather Different From Climate Change, But Pols Make Hay Out of ... - ABC News Tweet this news

ABC News--In a Los Angeles Times column from 2008, -Kennedy- reminisced about being a boy and sledding with his uncle, President -John F-. -Kennedy-, and blamed oil ...
Date : Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:13:29 GMT+00:00

As Presidents' Day Nears, JFK Tops Clinton and Obama For 'Best Profile for ... - MarketWatch Tweet this news

MarketWatch---John F-. -Kennedy- was named the president who would have the most appeal for online daters, according to the latest DatingData poll from SeniorPeopleMeet.com. ...
Date : Tue, 09 Feb 2010 18:41:36 GMT+00:00

George Jones Recalls Another Kennedy Honor - The Boot (blog) Tweet this news

The Boot (blog)--After the awards, they had a nice dinner for everyone, and I was making my way to our table, and Caroline -Kennedy- [daughter of the late President -John F-. ...
Date : Wed, 10 Feb 2010 20:25:16 GMT+00:00

The Kennedy Cabinet
President John F. Kennedy 1961-1963
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson 1961-1963
State Dean Rusk 1961-1963
Treasury C. Douglas Dillon 1961-1963
Defense Robert S. McNamara 1961-1963
Justice Robert F. Kennedy 1961-1963
Postmaster General J. Edward Day 1961-1963
John A. Gronouski 1963
Interior Stewart L. Udall 1961-1963
Agriculture Orville L. Freeman 1961-1963
Commerce Luther H. Hodges 1961-1963
Labor Arthur J. Goldberg 1961-1962
W. Willard Wirtz 1962-1963
HEW Abraham A. Ribicoff 1961-1962
Anthony J. Celebrezze 1962-1963

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