- Born: May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts
- Inaugurated: January 20, 1961
- Age at Inauguration: 43 Years, 236 Days
John F. Kennedy symbolized a new era in American history. A young, vibrant man, he inspired the nation with his enthusiastic ideals and challenges. A war hero and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, he set the tone for his tragically short Presidency in his memorable inaugural address in which he envisioned a better world. His assassination in 1963 shocked the world, but he left a legacy that has never been matched for its vision and enduring spirit.
"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"