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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Sr.

Also Known As: "JFK", "35th U.S. President"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Dallas, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joe Kennedy; Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr.; Rose Elizabeth Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Husband of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis Bouvier, First Lady of the United States
Father of Arabella Kennedy; Caroline Bouvier Schlossberg; John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
Brother of Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General; Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.; Rosemary Kennedy; Kathleen, Marchioness of Hartington; Eunice Mary Shriver and 3 others

Occupation: President of the United States, Commander, U S Senator, U S Representative, Senator, President
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About John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. He was the second-youngest President and was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas Texas.

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth 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 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 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. To date, he is the only practicing Roman Catholic to be president. He was the second-youngest President (after Theodore Roosevelt), and the youngest elected to the office, at the age of 43. Kennedy is also 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 events of the Vietnam War.

Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime and was murdered two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be put on trial. The Warren Commission and the 1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that Oswald was the assassin, with the HSCA allowing for the probability of conspiracy. 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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John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA's Timeline

1917
May 29, 1917
Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
June 19, 1917
Brookline, Norfolk Co, MA
1920
1920
Age 2
Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1920
Age 2
Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1930
1930
Age 12
1930
Age 12
Bronxville, Westchester, New York
1935
June 8, 1935
Age 18
Wallingford, New Haven Co, CT
June 8, 1935
Age 18
Wallingford, New Haven Co, CT
June 8, 1935
Age 18
Wallingford, New Haven Co, CT
June 8, 1935
Age 18
Wallingford, New Haven Co, CT