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Published on Friday, July 26, 2019

Biography of John Fitzgerald Kennedy



Born: May 29, 1917; Brookline, Massachusetts
Educated: Harvard University, 1940
Married: September 12, 1953, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
Served as President: January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963
Died: November 22, 1963, Dallas, Texas. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Section 45.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), the youngest man elected to the office. On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, becoming also the youngest President to die.

For a full biography, please visit the JFK Library website at https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/Life-of-John-F-Kennedy.aspx or the White House website at https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/john-f-kennedy/.

View John F. Kennedy's monument and gravesite.