John F. Kennedy, biography of his life.

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John F. Kennedy was the thirty-fifth president of the United States. He was also the youngest president ever and the youngest president ever to be assassinated. He was loved by all and governed our country well.

John Kennedy's Childhood

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May twenty-ninth, 1917. He was of Irish descent when his relatives immigrated to Boston after coming to the states. John was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second of nine children born to Joseph Patrick Kennedy, John's father. John was very smart for his age and he graduated from Harvard in 1940. About this time World War II was in full swing and after graduating John entered the Navy. He retired from the Navy after his transport boat was sunk by a Japanese cruiser. Even though he was wounded he led the survivors of the boat to the shore.

Political Career

After recovering he couldn't go back to the war so he joined into the political army.

John was voted to be a congressman from Boston for the Democratic Party. Kennedy announced his decision to run for congressman, against Republican Henry Lodge, on April 1952. He easily defeated Lodge by more than 70,000 votes. During his office he succeeded in uniting senators in the New England area into a single voting block.

Soon after he was elected to the senate in 1953, he married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953. However John Kennedy didn't stop at senator, he moved on to run for President in 1956. John was running against Richard Nixon, and by a slight margin he won the presidential candidacy.

Kennedy As President

John F. Kennedy was inaugurated on January twentieth, 1961. Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic President of the United States. His whole address was devoted to international affairs, probably...