Color portrait photograph of John F. Kennedy
PICTORIAL PRODUCTIONS, INC.
MT. VERNON, N.Y., U.S.A.
PAT. NO. 2,815,310
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, in Massachusetts to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Kennedy’s father Joseph, a political figure as well, prepared the future president for his upcoming career. His campaign for president started in 1960 and he was up against future president Richard Nixon. While he was a charismatic opponent to Nixon, Kennedy did face backlash due to his and his family’s Catholic faith. JFK was in fact the first Catholic president. While various events in the world and the choices he made during them, such as the Bay of Pigs landing in Cuba, led to backlash for the president, overall he was a popular president and enjoyed a successful tenure. Unfortunately, he only served as president until November of 1963 when he was assassinated.