John F. Kennedy

Events

John F. Kennedy born in Brookline, Massachusetts

May 29, 1917

Attended Harvard University

1936 - June 1940

Entered the Navy

July 1940 - 1945

In 1943 his PT boat sank and JFK led survivors through water to safety.

Became Massachusetts Congressman

1946 - 1952

Elected to the US Senate

1953 - 1960

Married Jacqueline Bouvier

September 12, 1953

Wrote a book- Profiles in Courage

1955

Profiles in Courage won a Pulitzer

Democratic party nominated JFK as its candidate for president

July 13, 1960

Kennedy was elected 35th President of the United States

November 8, 1960 - November 21, 1963

He beat Nixon in a close race for the presidency . At the age of 43, Kennedy is the youngest man to be elected the President of the United States.

Kennedy was inaugurated

January 20, 1961

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald

November 22, 1963

Killed at the age of 46, Kennedy is also the youngest President to die.