John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK)

John F. Kennedy


  • 29 May 1917
  • Brookline, Massachusetts


  • 22 November 1963
  • Dallas Texas


  • Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1953-1963)


  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy


  • Arabella Kennedy (stillborn)
  • Caroline Kennedy
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.
  • Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (born prematurely)


  • Graduated from Harvard University cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in government with a concentration on international affairs.

Military Background:

  • United States Navy
    • WWII Solomon Islands Campaign
  • 1941-1945
    • Patrol Torpedo boat 59 (1941-1942)
    • Patrol Torpedo boat 109 (1942-1943)
  • Military Awards:
    Navy and Marine Corps Medal
    Purple Heart Medal
    American Defense Service Medal
    American Campaign Medal
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three 3/16 inch bronze stars
    World War II Victory Medal
John F. Kennedy
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  • Served as the 35th President of the United States from 20 January 1961 until his assassination on 22 November 1963.
  • Established the Peace Corps (1 March 1961)
  • Introduced a stimulus package to balance the U.S. economy and end a recession that would increase the minimum wage, expand unemployment benefits, promote Social Security benefits to encourage workers to retire at an earlier age, spend more on highway construction, and push for lower tax rates, expanding GDP’s growth average from 2.2% per annum to 5.5% from 1961 to 1963.
  • The Bay of Pigs Invasion (17-19 April 1961)
  • The Trade Expansion Act (1962)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis (16-28 October 1962)
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (June 10, 1963)
  • The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (5 August 1963)
  • Established the Basis for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (passed in 1964)
  • Advanced the manned space program with a goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s (achieved 20 July 1969)
  • Awarded a Pulitzer Prize for biography for his book Profiles in Courage. (1957)
  • Authored A Nation of Immigrants (1958)