John Fitzgerald Kennedy
1.83 m or 6feet 0inches
Death Date: November 22, 1963
John F Kennedy, often referred to JFK was the 35th president of the United States, and was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. After moving to New York City and attending various schools, Kennedy attended Harvard university.
And through his father, Kennedy and his brother Joe worked at the American Embassy in London. Kennedy graduated from Harvard and his thesis was published as a best selling book. He then joined the US Navy and was decorated for bravery in World War II before he was honorably discharged from the navy in 1945.
After his elder brother was killed in action, the Kennedy family looked to John to carry on their political aspirations. He became a congressman and later a senator, and then defeated Richard Nixon in the 1960 election to become the 35th president of the United States of America. One of Kennedy’s more pressing issues as the president was the growing threat of the USSR and its influence on NATO and US controlled Western Berlin, eventually the Berlin Wall was constructed separating East and West Germany, and the beginning of the cold war emerged.
Kennedy also re-authorized the plan world wide to allow an attack by 1500 US trained Cubans on communist Cuba known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The plan went dramatically wrong and Kennedy had to negotiate the release of one 1189 surviving soldiers who were captured during the attack. Following this, CIA planes observed USSR Missile Sites being constructed in Cuba, and Kennedy sent orders to inspect all Soviet ships that entered Cuba.
Kennedy met with the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, who eventually agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba, and the world’s first nuclear war was averted. Kennedy was also dedicated to the issues of civil rights and fought hard to advocate civil rights for US citizens including expressing his desire to end racial discrimination and sexism in the United States.
Kennedy was assassinated on November the 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas aged 46. Lee Harvey Oswald was subsequently charged with the assassination. Kennedy’s successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Warren Commission led by Chief Justice Earl Warren. The commission concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin.
Much controversy surrounds the circumstances of Kennedy’s death, as a result to it’s many theorized political implications. John F. Kennedy is one of the most celebrated presidents in U. S history, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.