|John F. Kennedy|
35th President of the United States
Vice President: Lyndon B Johnson (1961-63)
Born: May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas
Career/Occupation: Author, Public Official
Education: Graduated from Harvard College (1940)
Political Party: Democratic
Nickname(s): "JFK", Jack
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Other Government Positions:
- Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1947-53
- United States Senator, 1953-61
Presidential Salary: $100,000 + $50,000 expense account
(Kennedy was born in 1917 and took office in 1961).
He took part in four televised debates in 1960 (along with future president Richard Nixon).
(Mary Josephine Hannon, his grandmother on his mother's side)
His brother Edward "Ted" Kennedy was in the U.S. Senate during JFK's presidency.
His brother Robert Kennedy, was Attorney General.
His father Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. outlived him by six years, dying in 1969. His mother Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy outlived him by more than 30 years, dying in 1995.
Kennedy died in 1963. His maternal grandmother, Mary Josephine Hannon, died in 1964 at the age of 98.
He was Younger than Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Reagan.
He was awarded posthumously on December 6, 1963.
He earned the award in 1943 after he was wounded in action aboard PT-109.