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This Day in Boston History
May 29th, 1917
John F. Kennedy
this day, John Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of
influential families. A war hero and Pulitzer Prize winning author,
Kennedy represented Massachusetts in Congress (1947-1953) and in the US
Senate (1953-1960) before his election as the 35th President.
The Kennedy presidency was characterized by dramatic
and politically complex events. He was the first presidential candidate
to make strategic use of television, and the last to campaign by train.
The Kennedy family was the first Presidential family since the turn of
the century to have children in the White House.
At the time of his assassination,
President Kennedy was among the most broadly recognized and respected
leaders of the century.