John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917.
Father's name: Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr
Mother's name: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Brother: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Edward Moore Kennedy
Sister: Rosemary Kennedy, Kathleen Agnes Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy, Jean Kennedy
Spouse: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (m. 1953–1963)
Children: John F. Kennedy, Jr., Caroline Kennedy, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, Arabella Kennedy
JFK, John F. Kennedy, "Jack", Jack Kennedy
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Party Affiliation: Democratic
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy often referred to by his initials JFK was born of Irish descent in May of 1917. Brookline Massachusetts native John F. Kennedy would eventually become the youngest man ever to be elected to the office of President of the Untied States of America. After graduating from Harvard in 1940 he began a career of defending his country in the United States Naval Forces. Three years into his tour Kennedy's boat was attacked by a Japanese destroyer and destroyed. Although suffering serious wounds in the attack the brave young man was able to lead the other surviving members of his outfit to safety. John Fitzgerald Kennedy returned from war a hero and was elected the Democratic congressman in the Boston area. In 1953 he quickly advanced his political career to the Senate and that same year he married Jacqueline Bouvier. Two years later while he was in recovery from a back injury Kennedy wrote the novel Profiles in Courage which would win its author Pulitzer Prize in the history category. 1956 is the year in which John F. Kennedy narrowly missed the Democratic nomination for Vice President however four years later he successfully attained a position on the ballot as a presidential candidate. Millions of American citizens watched Kennedy's debates against Republican candidate Richard M. Nixon that election year. John F. Kennedy would prove victorious and become the nation's first Roman Catholic president with just a small margin in the popular vote. His motivational inaugural speech with the historic comment "Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country." was the beginnings of Kennedy's promises of making the United States once again a productive nation. Innovative plans to jump start the country's economy and ground breaking civil rights legislation where soon being produced from the young president. Permitting an exhiled group of Cuban's invade their former homeland to dethrone dictator Fidel Castro, President Kennedy's attempt to help the country establish more basic human right's ended in failure. Shortly after the Soviet Union once again renewed it's plans to go to war with West Berlin and situated itself as a nuclear superpower in Cuba. Standing strong in the face of nuclear war John F. Kennedy proved the United States of America was a force to be reckoned with and made the Soviet's back down from their nefarious plans. Tragedy of epic proportions struck America on November 22, 1963 as not even one thousand days into his time in office John Kennedy was struck down by an assassin as his motorcade made it's way through Dallas Texas. This unfortunate event made John F. Kennedy the youngest man to become president and the youngest to die while in office.
High School: Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT (1935)
University: London School of Economics (summer 1935, left due to jaundice)
University: Princeton University (attended fall 1935, left due to jaundice)
University: Harvard University (1940, cum laude)
University: Stanford University (attended six months, business school)
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy was a civil Rights Activist, U.S. President and U.S. Representative. His careers include:
He liked to play sports, such as, golf, basketball, tennis, football. He also had pets: his pets were, ducks, and a pony named macaroni!
President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 pm Central Standard Time on November 22, 1963, while on a political trip to Texas. He was shot once in the upper back and killed with a final shot to the head. He was taken to Parkland Hospital for emergency medical treatment, but pronounced dead at 1:00 pm. A Requiem Mass was held for Kennedy at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on November 25, 1963. Afterwards, John F. Kennedy's body was buried in a small plot, (20 by 30 ft.), in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.