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  • ID: I40658
  • Name: John Fitzgerald KENNEDY
  • RELA: 18th cousin 2x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 MAY 1917 in Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA
  • GRAD: 1940 Harvard University
  • Event: Military service BET 1941 AND 1945 Lt., U.S. Navy
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 1947 AND 1953
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Massachusetts BET 3 JAN 1953 AND 22 DEC 1960
  • Event: Elected BET 20 JAN 1961 AND 22 NOV 1963 35th President of the United States
  • Death: of assasinated 22 NOV 1963 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
  • Event: Sound
  • Burial: Arlington National Cem., Arlington, VA
  • Event: Pic President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Title: President
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  • Event: Video
  • Note:
    KENNEDY, John Fitzgerald, (brother of Edward M. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, grandson of John Francis Fitzgerald, and uncle of Joseph Patrick Kennedy II and Patrick J. Kennedy), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts and 35th President of the United States; born in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., May 29, 1917; attended the public and private schools of Brookline, Mass., Choate School, Wallingford, Conn., the London School of Economics at London, England, and Princeton University; graduated from Harvard University in 1940; attended Stanford University School of Business; during the Second World War served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy 1941-1945; PT boat commander in the South Pacific; author and newspaper correspondent; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty- second Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1953); did not seek renomination in 1952; elected to the United States Senate in 1952; reelected in 1958 and served from January 3, 1953 to December 22, 1960, when he resigned to become President of the United States; chairman, Special Committee on the Senate Reception Room (Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessfully sought the Democratic vice presidential nomination in 1956; elected thirty-fifth President of the United States in 1960, and was inaugurated on January 20, 1961; died in Dallas, Tex., November 22, 1963, from the effects of an assassin's bullet; remains returned to Washington, D.C.; lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, November 24-25, 1963; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on December 6, 1993.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Joseph Patrick KENNEDY b: 6 SEP 1888 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    Mother: Rose Elizabeth FITZGERALD b: 21 JUL 1890 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Jacqueline Lee BOUVIER b: 28 JUL 1929 in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY
    • Married: 12 SEP 1953 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    1. Has No Children Arabella KENNEDY b: 23 AUG 1956 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    2. Has Children Living KENNEDY
    3. Has No Children John Fitzgerald KENNEDY , Jr. b: 25 NOV 1960 in Washington, D.C.
    4. Has No Children Patrick Bouvier KENNEDY b: 7 AUG 1963 in Falmouth, Barnstable Co., MA

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