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John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, 1960

John F. Kennedy was born on this day, May 29, in 1917. He was 35th President of the United States from 1961 to 1963 – the youngest man elected to the office.

Kennedy’s vice president was Lyndon B. Johnson, by whom he was succeeded, and he was preceded in the presidency by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

John F. Kennedy was photographed with Jacqueline Kennedy in 1957 at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island, and again in 1960, in his Senate office during his run for the Presidency. LIFE magazine’s memorial edition for John F. Kennedy after his death in 1963 would feature a color portrait from the 1960 sitting.

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