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35 - John F. Kennedy

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: May 29, 1917

Birthplace: 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Massachusetts

Father: Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888-1969)

Mother: Rose Fitzgerald

Height at Prime: 6 feet ½ inch

Physical Description: Handsome, blue eyes, reddish-brown hair, fashionable dresser, disliked wearing hats

Religion: Roman Catholic

Wife: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

Marriage Date: September 12, 1953

Marriage Place: St. Mary’s Church, Newport, Rhode Island

Children:

-- Stillborn Daughter (August 23, 1956 – August 23, 1956)

-- Caroline Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg (November 27, 1957 - ____ )

-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999)

-- Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (August 7, 1963 – August 9, 1963)

Death Date: November 22, 1963

Place of Death: Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Cause of Death: Assassin’s bullet to the right side of the back of the head (catastrophic injury)

Final Words: “My God, I’ve been hit.” (reputed to have said)

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Professional Statistics:

Served in navy during World War II (1941-1945)

U.S. Representative (1947-1953)

U.S. Senator (1953-1961)

35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

Political Party: Democrat

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

Events During Presidency:

Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)

Alliance for Progress (1961)

Peace Corps Established (1961)

Space Program Proposed (1961)

Twenty-Third Amendment Ratified (1961)

Berlin Wall (1961)

Berlin Crisis (1961-1963)

Southeast Asia becomes an Issue (1962)

Steel Price Rollback (1962)

Civil Rights

Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963)


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