|John F. Kennedy|
|39th President of the United States|
January 20, 1961 - January 20, 1969
|Preceded by:||Adlai Stevenson|
|Succeded by:||Richard Nixon|
|Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961
|Preceded by:||Earl Warren|
|Succeded by:||Hubert Humphrey|
|United States Senator from Massachusetts|
January 3, 1947 - September 5, 1952
May 29 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts
|Died||August 15 1972, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts|
|Children:||Caroline, John, Patrick|
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American politician who served as Vice President (1953 - 1961) and 39th President of the United States (1961 - 1969).
Seen as a charismatic politician, he is best known for his influential speeches, and for governing America during a period of economic prosperity and social reform.
Early Political Career
1952 Presidential Election
The one term Senator from Massachusetts was certainly not a serious candidate for the Presidency in 1952, indeed, until Robert Taft became the presumptive republican nominee few Democrats actually began to consider the prospect of a Democratic President.
After Stevenson had secured the nomination
1960 Presidential Election
Main Article: United States presidential election, 1960 Despite the fact that he was the incumbent Vice President, and a popular political figure, Kennedy faced opposition from other democratic candidates, Hubert Humphrey and Wayne Morse.
1964 Presidential Election
Unlike 1960 Kennedy faced no opposition for the democratic nomination, and spent much of the campaign campaigning against the republican frontrunner Nelson Rockefeller.
After his presidency his addisons disease - which he had been able to disguise during his period in thei white house - grew more evident.