John Fitzgerald Kennedy was known by a number of names but most commonly Jack or JFK. During World War II, the Massachusetts Democrat served as the commander of PT-109, a motor torpedo boat. After serving in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, he was elected president over Vice President Richard Nixon. Kennedy has the distinction of being the youngest person ever elected (43) and the only Catholic. He also is the only president to win a Pulitzer Prize.

His brief presidency featured the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, construction of the Berlin Wall, the dawn of the Space Race, the fundamentals of the Civil Rights Movement and the beginning of the Vietnam War.

Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. The official investigation by the Warren Commission determined that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone gunman. After being charged with the crime, he was himself assassinated by Jack Ruby. Ruby died in prison. JFK’s death is the center of numerous conspiracy theories and shadow government concepts.

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