John Fitzgerald Kennedy, usually known by many names like John F. Kennedy, Kennedy, John Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, or JFK born on May 29, 1917 was the thirty-fifth President of the United States.
He was the youngest person ever to be elected President of the United States in 1960 thus being the second youngest serving subsequently after theodore Roosevelt. Kennedy served from 1961 until his assassination in November 22, 1963. the memorable events that took place during his presidency were:
- the Cuban Missile Crisis
- the Bay of Pigs Invasion
- the Space Race
- the building of the Berlin Wall
- Vietnam War
- the American Civil Rights Movement
Kennedy also attributed much of public service after the incident during Second World War in the South Pacific. He swam with a wounded ship associate to an island after his ship had been torn into two by a Japanese gunboat attack.
Kennedy was the representative of the state of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 and in the U.S. Senate from 1953 until he actually came into action in 1961.
Kennedy being the Democratic candidate of presidential election in the 1960 was able to defeat the Republican candidate Richard Nixon in one of the most competitive elections in American history. Kennedy was elected the latest while serving in the Senate. Till date he is the only practicing Roman Catholic who has been elected U.S President.
Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime of assassinating Kennedy, but was himself murdered two days later. the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald had acted alone in killing the president. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was regarded as an image of perfection by the Americans; he still rules the hearts of the public both as a person and as a president.
|Full Name:||John Fitzgerald Kennedy|
|Date of Birth:||May 29, 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts|
|Died on:||November 22, 1963, Dallas, Texas|
|Burial site:||Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia|
|Parents:||Joseph Patrick and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy|
|Spouse:||Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929-94; m. 1953)|
|Children:||Daughter (stillborn, 1956); Caroline Bouvier (1957- ); John Fitzgerald Jr. (1960-99); Patrick Bouvier (1963-63)|
|Education:||Harvard University (B.S., 1940); Stanford University Graduate School of Business Administration (1940)|
|Profession(s):||Navy ensign; author; journalist|
|Government ranks:||U.S. Representative and senator from Massachusetts|
|President Term:||January 20, 1961-November 22, 1963|
|Age when assumed office:||43|
Presidential Term and its details
|Dates:||January 20, 1961-November 22, 1963|
|Vice President:||Lyndon Baines Johnson (1961-63)|
Snapshot of John F. Kennedy’s life
|1917||Born in Massachusetts|
|1943||Awarded a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps medal for Herosim in a noncombat situation|
|1947-53||Serves as U.S. Representative from Massachusetts|
|1953-61||Serves as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts|
|1957||Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book Profiles in Courage|
|1961-63||Serves as thirty-fifth U.S. President|
|1961||Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba fails|
|1962||Soviet Union and United States lock heads in Soviet missile crisis|
|1963||Assassinated in Dallas, Texas|
Outcome of the Elections
|1960||Presidential / Vice Presidential Candidates||Popular votes||Electoral votes|
|John F. Kennedy / Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic)||34227096||303|
|Richard M. Nixon / Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (Republican)||34107647||219|