Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.

Joseph Kennedy
Portrait of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.

President of the United States
January 20th, 1945 – January 20, 1953

Predecessor Franklin Roosevelt
Successor Joseph McCarthy
Born September 6, 1888
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Died November 18, 1969
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, US
Spouse Rose Fitzgerald
Political Party Liberal
Religion Catholicism
Joseph P. Kennedy (September 6, 1888 - November 18, 1969) was an American politician and president. The Vice President of war hero Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy would win the election of 1944 in a landslide and see the end of World War II in 1946. From there, he would reign over an economic boom that brought the country great prosperity following the devastating war. However, across the Atlantic, the growing movement of Unitarianism was seen as a major threat by the American people. Kennedy dismissed the movement and attempted to avoid confrontation, which reminded too many voters of the appeasement from before World War II. This would result in Nationalist candidate Joseph McCarthy taking the presidency from the Liberals in 1953. Kennedy's health would suffer during the 1960s, but lived long enough just to see his son ascend to the presidency before dying in 1969.