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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Chronology of His Life and Career

  May 29, 1917 Born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  1930 Sent to the Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut.
  1931 Transferred to Choate Academy in Wallingford, Connecticut.
  1935 Studied at the London School of Economics.
  1936 Entered Harvard University.
  1940 Published his senior thesis, Why England Slept, which subsequently became a best-seller.
  1940 Graduated cum laude from Harvard.
  1940 Studied at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
  1941 Enlisted in the U. S. Navy.
  August 2-3, 1943 A PT boat commanded by Kennedy was cut in two by a Japanese destroyer off the Solomon Islands.
  1945 Worked as a reporter for the Hearst newspapers.
  1946 Elected to the U. S. House of Representatives.
  1952 Elected to the U. S. Senate
  September 12, 1953 Married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
  1956 Made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination.
  1957 Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book Profiles in Courage (1956).
Caroline Kennedy November 27, 1957 Caroline Kennedy was born.
re-election campaign 1958 Re-elected to the U. S. Senate.
Presidential Election
President Kennedy
1960 Elected President of the United States.
John F. Kennedy Jr. November 25, 1960 John F. Kennedy Jr. was born.
  November 22, 1963 Assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

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1960 Presidential Election

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