Kennedy Administration (Presidential Biographies)
Full name: John F. Kennedy
Given name: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Popular name: JFK; Jack
Born: May 29, 1917
Died: November 22, 1963
Burial place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Religion: Roman Catholic
Spouse: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (m. 1953)
Children: Caroline Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg; John F. Jr.; Patrick
Education: Harvard College, B.S., 1940
Occupation: Author; journalist; politician
Political Party: Democratic Party
Age at Inauguration: 43 years
John F. Kennedy was raised in a privileged background and shaped by his ambitious father who wanted to establish the Kennedys in positions of influence and power in the United States. Though somewhat detached and ironic in personality, Kennedy served with distinction in World War II, was elected to both the U.S. House and Senate and was a Pulitzer Prize winning author. As president, Kennedy proved a dynamic leader in a time of crisis, a figure who captured the imagination of the public, and one of the nation's most discussed presidents.
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