John Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29th, 1917. He attended at an all boys Catholic boarding school in Connecticut. It was called Canterbury. Later on john graduated from Harvard University where he gained knowledge in history. John joined the U.S. navy where he earned the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for "Extremely heroic conduct" and a Purple Heart. He was assigned to command a torpedo boat in the South Pacific. He left the Navy by the end of 1944. He went back to Boston to run for congress in 1946. He won reelection to the house of representatives 1948-1950. He became president November 22, 1963. In 1961-1963 saw diplomatic and military initiatives in Europe, South East Asia, Latin America and other regions. One of John's quotes was "The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." He was the president elected by the people. The people elected him to rule the country. In 1961-1963 saw diplomatic and military initiatives in Europe, South East Asia, Latin America and other regions.