Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail

10. The 35th President of the United States, 1961-1963

John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy (JFK) was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. At age 43, he was the youngest person and the first Roman Catholic ever elected President. JFK’s presidency was very active and addressed many major issues of the day – the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Latin America and the spread of Communism, Civil Rights, and he is credited with establishing the Space Program and the Peace Corps.

Dial 508-244-4840 & Press:

37 for excerpt from JFK’s Inaugural Address, “Ask not what your country can do…”

38 for info on JFK’s legacy

John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline pictured with children John F. and Caroline at the Kennedy Compound.