John F. Kennedy

Born: May 29th, 1917
Died: November 22nd, 1963 (Age: 46)

Start Date
Jan 20, 1961
End Date
Nov 22, 1963

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. Kennedy graduated from Harvard University and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, earning the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his heroism. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1946 and the U.S. Senate in 1952, before being chosen as the Democratic Party's nominee for president in 1960. Kennedy's presidency was marked by significant events, including the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the establishment of the Peace Corps. He also advocated for civil rights and proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Kennedy's presidency was cut short by his assassination on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Despite his short time in office, Kennedy's legacy has endured, and he remains one of the most popular and influential presidents in American history.