John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his work as president concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in both houses of the U.S. Congress prior to becoming president. Kennedy was born into a wealthy, political family in Brookline, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1940, before joining the U.S. Naval Reserve the following year. During World War II, he commanded a series of PT boats in the Pacific theater and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his service. After a brief stint in journalism, Kennedy represented a working-class Boston district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953.
|Born:||John Fitzgerald Kennedy, May 29, 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Died:||November 22, 1963, Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Assassination, (gunshot wound to the head)|
|Resting place:||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Children:||Arabella, Caroline, John Jr, Patrick|
|Parents:||Joseph P. Kennedy Sr, Rose Fitzgerald|
|Education:||Harvard University (AB)|
|Vice President:||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Preceded by:||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Succeeded by:||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|IMDb:||John F. Kennedy's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||John F. Kennedy's Rotten Tomatoes|
About John F. Kennedy
Also known as JFK, he was the 35th President of the United States, serving in office from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. During his presidency, there were a number of historical events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs, and the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
John F. Kennedy Before Fame
He produced and published a best-selling thesis paper, Appeasement in Munich, while a student at Harvard.
Achievement of John F. Kennedy
His assassination in Dallas, Texas is one of the most discussed incidents in American history. Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended for the murder but many conspiracy theories have been birthed over the years.
John F. Kennedy Family Life
He married Jacqueline Bouvier in September 1953, and the couple had three children together named Caroline, John F. Jr., and Patrick. Their first child, Arabella, was stillborn.
Associations of John F. Kennedy
He carried on a legendary affair with Marilyn Monroe, who performed an unforgettable version of "Happy Birthday" for him at his 1962 birthday celebration.
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