John F. Kennedy was one of the most famous political figures in history. His legacy includes being the 35th President of the United States (1963–1969). He was assassinated on November 22, 1963 while visiting Dallas, Texas. The assassination occurred after he had been elected as Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960 and won election as President in 1961 with his running mate, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., becoming Secretary of Defense under him from 1962 to 1964.
Kennedy was born on July 4, 1921 in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended Harvard University where he studied law before entering politics. He served as a U.S.
Senator from Massachusetts from January 31, 1953 until December 7, 1959 when he died of lung cancer at age 49.
In addition to his wife Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1905–1963), Kennedy had two children: Caroline (b. August 8, 1924) and John (b. September 2, 1926).
Early life [ edit ]
As a young man, Kennedy worked as a reporter for the Boston Globe. During World War II he volunteered for the Navy. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1942 he joined the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations. He later became a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, which represented such prominent clients as J.P.
Morgan & Co. Feingold Association, and Budweiser Beer.
He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 before resigning to run for the United States Senate, where he served from 1953 to 1960.
Presidential campaigns and elections (1956-1960) [ edit ]
Kennedy announced his intention to run for president in 1955.
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