John F. Kennedy
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In office: January 20, 1961 � November 22,
May 29, 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts
Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, often referred to by his
initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of the United
States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
After Kennedy's military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo
Boat PT-109 during World War II in the South Pacific, his aspirations
turned political, with the encouragement and grooming of his father,
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in
the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat, and
in the U.S. Senate from 1953 until 1960.
Death: November 22, 1963 (aged 46), Dallas,
President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m.
Central Standard Time, while on a political trip to
Texas. He was shot twice in the neck and head, and was pronounced dead
at 1:00 p.m.
Where is John F. Kennedy buried?
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
- Kennedy Family Memorial Cemetery, Brookline, MA
- Edward Devotion Gardens, New Milford, CT