John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy was sometimes called by his nickname, Jack? U.S. senators Ted Kennedy and the late Robert F. Kennedy are Kennedy?s younger brothers? His son John Kennedy Jr. died in a 1999 private plane crash? His older brother Joe Kennedy Jr. and his sister Kathleen were also killed in plane crashes during the 1940s? His younger sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics? John Kennedy?s father Joseph Kennedy was a controversial businessman and former ambassador to Great Britain? Kennedy?s maternal grandfather, John ?Honey Fitz? Fitzgerald, was mayor of Boston?Kennedy suffered from back trouble for most of his adult life; the stiff-backed rocking chair he sometimes used in the Oval Office became a personal symbol? While recovering from two serious back operations, John Kennedy wrote Profiles in Courage, which won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for biography? He also suffered from the glandular disorder Addison?s Disease? Richard Nixon?s running mate in 1960 was Henry Cabot Lodge, whom Kennedy defeated for senator in 1952? Kennedy attended the private school Choate and graduated from Harvard College in 1940? John Kennedy was America?s first Catholic president.
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