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KS3 History - JFK: The assassination of JFK: JFK and the Kennedy family

Last updated : April 2021

John F. Kennedy

Mystique, charm, charisma, administrative policy, untimely death... What makes President John F. Kennedy one of the most read about persons of the last century?

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Kennedy family

John F. Kennedy's father, Joseph P. Kennedy, was known as a multi-millionaire financier, while his brother, Robert Francis Kennedy was his presidential campaign manager. Browse the links below to learn more about his ancestors, siblings, and children.


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John F Kennedy - Chronology

Term 35th President of the United States (1961–1963)

Born May 29, 1917, Brookline, Mass.

Nickname “JFK,” “Jack”

Education Harvard College (graduated 1940)

Religion Roman Catholic

Marriage Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929–1994), September 12, 1953

Children Caroline Bouvier (1957– ); John Fitzgerald, Jr. (1960–1999); Patrick Bouvier (1963)

Career Author, U.S. Navy Officer, Journalist, Public Official

Political Party Democrat

Writings Why England Slept (1940); Profiles in Courage (1956)

Died Nov. 22, 1963, Dallas, TX

Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

(source : NY Times)


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