John F. kennedy
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                 Born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate before becoming the 35th president in 1961. As president, Kennedy faced a number of foreign crises, especially in Cuba and Berlin, but managed to secure such achievements as the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and the Alliance for Progress. On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas.

                John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Both the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys were wealthy and prominent Irish Catholic Boston families. Kennedy's paternal grandfather, P.J. Kennedy, was a wealthy banker and liquor trader, and his maternal grandfather, John E. Fitzgerald, nicknamed "Honey Fitz," was a skilled politician who served as a congressman and as the mayor of Boston. Kennedy's mother, Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, was a Boston debutante, and his father, Joseph Kennedy Sr., was a successful banker who made a fortune on the stock market after World War I. Joe Kennedy Sr. went on to a government career as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and as an ambassador to Great Britain.

After graduating from Choate and spending one semester at Princeton, Kennedy transferred to Harvard University in 1936. There, he repeated his by then well-established academic pattern, excelling occasionally in the classes he enjoyed, but proving only an average student due to the omnipresent diversions of sports and women.

Quotes: Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

unknown info: He won a Pulitzer Prize. The Army medically disqualified Kennedy from service. Kennedy received last rites three times before his presidency.

Friends: John F. Kennedy and WWII friends in Hyannisport, 1944. Front, left to right: Edward Kennedy, Joe Gargan; back, left to right: Paul "Red" Fay, John F. Kennedy, L.J. Thom, Jim Reed, Barney Ross, and Bernie Lyons.

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