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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29th 1917 and died on November the 22nd 1963 He was the thirty-fifth President of theUnited States and was assassinated in Dallas Texas by Lee HarveyOswald as his limousine drove by the Texas School Book Depositorybuilding and through Dealey Plaza He was in office from 1961-1963 he was the youngest man elected President and the youngest to die inthe office Of Irish descent he was born in Brookline Massachusetts Hegraduated from Harvard University in 1940 and he entered the navy In 1943 he became commander of a PT boat in the Pacific in WorldWar II In action off the Solomon Islands his boat was sheared in twoand sunk and Kennedy was credited with saving the life of at least oneof his crew After the war he was briefly a journalist He became acongressmen from Massachusetts in 1947 until 1953 He consistentlysupported the domestic programs of the Truman Administration butIn 1952 despite the Eisenhower Landslide he defeated HenryCabot Lodge for a seat in the United States Senate where he served onthe labor and Public Committee and on the Foreign Relations In 1953 Kennedy married Jacklyn Lee Bouvier Whilerecuperating in 1955 from a serious operation to repair a spinal injuryhe wrote Profiles in Courage which won the Pulitzer Prize in historyIn 1956 Kennedy almost gained the Democratic Nomination forVice-President four years later was a first ballot nominee for PresidentMillions watched his television debates with the Republican candidateRichard M Nixon Winning by narrow margin in the popular voteKennedy became the first Roman Catholic President His InauguralAddress offered the memorable injunction Ask not what your countrycan do for you--ask what you can do for your country As President heset out to redeem his campaign pledge to get America moving againHis economic programs launched the country on its longestsustained expansion since World War II before his death he laid plansfor massive assault on persisting pockets of privation and poverty Responding to ever
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