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Mr. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

29 May 1917 - 22 Nov 1963

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  • Name: Mr. John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Date of Birth: 29 May 1917
  • Passed Away On: 22 Nov 1963
  • Religion: christian
  • Location: Washington DC , Washington
  • Address: Washington DC, USA

Life Summary

“Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy

Elected in 1960 as the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy commonly referred to by his initials JFK at the age of 46 was the youngest to die than any other U.S. president to date. Member of Democratic Party he was one of the most famous presidents in American history.

Biography

Born into one of America’s wealthiest families on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was Alma mater of Harvard University. He joined the United States Naval Reserve as a junior rank commissioned officer on October 26, 1941 and worked as the staff of the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C. He gained a reputation as a military hero during Second World War and was awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medal (the Navy's highest noncombat decoration for heroism) and the Purple Heart Medal. After his glorious services Kennedy entered politics, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 and the U.S. Senate from 1953 to 1961 as a Democrat. He in scripted history at age 43, when got elected as second-youngest president of United Staes of America by defeating Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. Presidential Election. The first Roman Catholic to serve the oval office, he was energetic and telegenic leader with wide appeal across the sections of society.

His term as president saw some of the major events in United States history and the world. During the period of political and social instability due to cold war politics he made sure to protect the interest of his people. He handled Cuban Missile Crisis with utmost intelligence and averted a full-scale nuclear war with the Soviet Union. He played a key role in establishing the Alliance for Progress and thwarted the spread of communism in Latin America. He signed The Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT) to slow the arms race with Soviet Union and the United Kingdom during the autumn of 1963.

His assassination on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, was one of the traumatic events in the history of modern world. His assassination left people shocked and stricken from downtown Dallas to the Vatican. Personalities from across the world gathered together to bid final adieu to the most loved presidents in American history. 

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