John F. Kennedy

May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963

Where did Kennedy grow up?

John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. He lived there for awhile. But once his family started to expand his family moved to Riverdale, New York, than Bronxville, New York, both New York City suburbs.


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How many siblings did he have?

Kennedy had eight siblings. The other Kennedy children were, Joseph Jr. (1915-1944), he was killed in WWII, Rosemary (1918- 2005); Kathleen (1920-1948); Eunice (1920-2009); Patricia (1924-2006); and Robert F. (1925-1968) who became attorney general under his brother, and then served as a U.S. Senator of New York. Jean (1928…); and Edward M. “Ted” (1932-2009) who served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts from 1962 until his death.


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Where did he attend college?

JFK began his college education by enrolling to Princeton, but he soon had to leave due to him contracting jaundice. He entered Harvard University in 1936, he majored in government and international relations. Kennedy graduated from Harvard in 1940.


Wilentz, Sean. "Kennedy, John Fitzgerald." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.

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How old was Kennedy whenever he became president?

Kennedy was 44 whenever he was elected president. He was elected in 1961. He was the youngest president to be elected.


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How long was his presidency?

President Kennedy’s presidency lasted 2 years and 10 months. His term ended abruptly because of his assassination, while he was participating in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas.


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