On November 24th, two days after this tragic loss, Lee was being transferred to County Jail. A man named Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald at point blank range. Oswald died two hours later at the local hospital. Although Lee Harvey Oswald fired the bullet that killed John F. Kennedy, many people believe that the mafia and CIA orchestrated the assassination plan. John Fitzgerald Kennedy w... ... middle of paper ... ...hicago, Illinois.
Out of the nine JFK was the second one born. The oldes... ... middle of paper ... ... recover. The bullet came from a 6th floor corner store window of the Texas School Book Depository. The vice president Lyndon B. Johnson became president 2 hours after JFK’s assassination at 2:30. He got buried at Arlington National Cemetery on November 25, 1963 three days after his assassination.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy - JFK John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917, the second son of financier Joseph P. Kennedy, who served as ambassador to Great Britain during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He graduated from Harvard University in 1940, winning note with the publication of Why England Slept, an expansion of his senior thesis on Britain's lack of preparedness for World War II. His part in the war was distinguished by bravery. In August 1943, as commander of the U.S. Navy torpedo boat PT-109, he rescued several crewmen after a Japanese destroyer off the Solomon Islands rammed the boat. His heroic rescue of survivors of his crew won him the Navy and Marine Corps Medal as well as the Purple Heart.
He entered Princeton University but was forced to leave during his freshman year because of an attack of jaundice. In the fall of 1936 he enrolled at Harvard University, graduating cum laude in June 1940. During World War II, he commanded a PT (torpedo) boat in the Pacific. When the boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer in August 1943, Kennedy, despite serious injuries, led the surviving crew through miles of perilous waters to safety. After the war, Kennedy worked for several months in 1945 as a reporter for the Hearst newspapers, covering a conference in San Francisco that established the United Nations.
In the 1930s, Joseph Sr. became the English Ambassador and moved all the Kennedys to England. Later Jack attended Princeton, and then Harvard. During WW2 Jacks older brother, Joe, was killed when bombs that his plane was carrying exploded. Not long after that Kathleen, John’s Sister, and her husband were killed in a plane crash. In the beginning of Jacks political career, he became a member of Massachusetts’ eleventh congressional district, which he won in 1946.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on 29th May, 1917. He joined the United States Navy in 1941 and became an intelligence officer. John Kennedy suffered a bad back injury and in December 1943 was sent back to the United States. After a further operation on his back he returned to civilian life, and for the next twelve months he worked as a journalist covering the United Nations Conference in San Francisco (Simkin, par. 1).
In March of 1941, Kennedy volunteered for the army, he was rejected shortly after for a back injury he obtained playing football at Harvard. He took classes to strengthen his back and was accepted into the navy. In 1943, Kennedy was on a navy boat when it was detroyed by the Japnese. He was thrown from the boat, and forced to swim the seas for a rescue ship. He received a Purple Heart for his brave actions.
Kennedy attended elementary schools in Brookline and Riverdale. "In 1930, when he was 13 years old, his father sent him to the Canterbury School in New Milford, Conn." (The World Book Encyclopedia, 261). One year later, he transferred to Choate Academy in Wallingford, Coon. He graduated from Choate in 1935 at the age of 18. He was promised a trip to London as a graduation gift but he became ill with jaundice and would have to go to the hospital.
John Jr. died in a plane crash, while on his way to his brother Robert's daughter Cory's wedding. Patrick died when he was 6 weeks old while JFK was in office. Caroline is the only persona live in this family. JFK's brother Robert ran for President after him but was assassinated in 1968. He was the Attorney General before this.
In 1943, when a Japanese destroyer sank his PT boat, Kennedy, despite injuries, led the survivors to safety. On his return from the war, John F. Kennedy became a democratic congressman for the Boston area, and in 1953 he advanced to the Senate. On September 12, 1953, John F. Kennedy Married Jacqueline Bouvier. John F. Kennedy worked hard inside his party and in 1961; JFK was appointed President of the United States of America. No more than 1000 days into John F. Kennedy's presidency, he was assassinated in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.