He was born at home, 83 Beals Street , Brookline , Massachusetts , on May 29, 1917. He was the first president born on the twentieth century. His father was Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888-1969) businessman, public official; His mother was Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995).  

John was the second of nine children. He had five sisters and three brothers-Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Rosemary Kennedy, Mrs. Kathleen “Kick” Cavendish, Mrs. Eunice M. Shriver, Mrs. Patricia Lawford, Robert F. Kennedy, Mrs. Jean Smith, and Edward M. Kennedy.  

John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline L. Bouvier when he was 36 and she was 24 years of age on September 12, 1953, at Saint Mary’s church in Newport , Rhode Island . They had a daughter and a son-Caroline Kennedy (1957-  ) and John F. Kennedy jr. (1960-1999).  

Kennedy learned the fundamentals at Dexter school in Brookline , Massachusetts , then attended the Riverdale County Day School in New York for the fourth to sixth grade. He studied briefly at the Canterbury (catholic) school in New Milford , Connecticut . He went to Choate prep school from 1931 to 1935. In the fall of 1935 he enrolled at Princeton University but a recurrence of jaundice forced him to withdrawal in December. He attended Harvard from 1936 to 1940 majoring in political science with emphasis in international relations. After graduation he studied briefly (1940-1941) at Stanford Business school.  

Kennedy served in the Navy from 1941 to 1945, rising from ensign to lieutenant. Following his discharge from the Navy he worked briefly as a journalists and latter started his public career-U.S. Representative (1947-1953) and U.S. Senator (1953-1961) before his presidential nomination.  

Kennedy was nominated to the presidency by the Democratic Party in 1960 and elected as president in November 8, 1960. His Vice president was Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) which served 1961-1963 and succeeded Kennedy to the presidency after his death.  

President Kennedy had come to Texas to reconcile differences between opposing factions of the Democratic Party in the State. The president, Mrs. Kennedy, John Connally, the Governor and Mrs. Connally proceeded in an open limousine to the city for a scheduled luncheon address at the Dallas Trade Mart. Moment latter, after the President’s car passed by the Texas School Book Depository, shots rang out. One bullet passed through the president’s neck, a second, fatal bullet tore away the right side of the back of his head. John F Kennedy died November 22, 1963, 12:30 P.M. According to the Warren Commission, appointed by President Johnson, the president was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald

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