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John F. Kennedy

35th President of the United States

(1961-1963)

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger ... The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world."

--Inaugural Address, 1961


Full Name: John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Born: May 29, 1917

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts

Father: Joseph P. Kennedy (1888-1969)

Mother: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995)

Wife: Jacqueline Kennedy (1929-1994)

Married: September 12, 1953

Religious Preference: Roman Catholic

Previous Experience: Author, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator

Political Party: Democratic

Age at Inauguration: 43

Term of Office: January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

Vice-President: Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-1963)

Died: November 22, 1963

Age at Death: 46

Place of Burial: Arlington, Virginia

President at Time of Death: Died in Office


Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1960 John F. Kennedy (D) 303 34,227,096
  Richard M. Nixon (R) 219 34,107,646
  Harry F. Byrd 15 N/A