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  2. John F. Kennedy - Biography

    John F. Kennedy, the 35 th U.S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress. He was assassinated in 1963.

  3. Life of John F. Kennedy | JFK Library

    At the age of 43, Kennedy was the youngest man elected president and the first Catholic. Before his inauguration, his second child, John Jr., was born. His father liked to call him John-John. John F. Kennedy Becomes The 35th President of the United States. John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president on January 20, 1961.

  4. John F. Kennedy | The White House

    John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), the youngest man elected to the office. On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office ...

  5. Fast Facts about John F. Kennedy | JFK Library

    John F. Kennedy threw out the opening day pitch for the Washington Senators, who were playing the Baltimore Orioles, on April 8, 1963. Birth: May 29, 1917. John F. Kennedy was born in the master bedroom on the second floor of 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Massachusetts. Boats: The Manitou: Length: 62 feet overall (44 feet on water line). Beam: 13 ...

  6. Presidency of John F. Kennedy - Wikipedia

    John F. Kennedy's tenure as the 35thpresident of the United States, began with his inaugurationon January 20, 1961, and ended with his assassinationon November 22, 1963. A Democratfrom Massachusetts, he took office following the 1960 presidential election, in which he narrowly defeated Richard Nixon, the then-incumbentvice president.

  7. Assassination of John F. Kennedy - Wikipedia

    On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was in the vehicle with his wife, Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife, Nellie, when he was fatally shot from the nearby Texas School ...

  8. John F. Kennedy - 35th President, Cold War, Assassination

    In January 1960 John F. Kennedy formally announced his presidential candidacy. His chief rivals were the senators Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota and Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas. Kennedy knocked Humphrey out of the campaign and dealt the religious taboo against Roman Catholics a blow by winning the primary in Protestant West Virginia.

  9. John F. Kennedy summary | Britannica

    Joseph P. Kennedy American businessman and financier who served in government commissions in Washington, D.C. (1934–37), and as ambassador to Great Britain (1937–40). He was the father of U.S. Pres. John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Joseph Kennedy was the son of a Bay

  10. Assassination of John F. Kennedy - Facts, Investigation ...

    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. while riding in a motorcade in Dallas during a campaign visit. Shots rang out as Kennedy’s motorcade turned past...

  11. John F. Kennedy - White House Historical Association

    1961-1963. On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot to death as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected president; he was the youngest to die. Of Irish descent, he was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, son of financier Joseph ...