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John F. Kennedy served as the 35th president of the United States. He took office in January 1961 and was president until his assassination in November 1963. He was in office during the Cold War and much of his foreign policy dealt with managing US relations with the Soviet Union. Kennedy's domestic policy efforts included fighting for civil rights, increasing funding for education, increasing healthcare services for the elderly, and providing economic aid to rural regions. Before his presidential election, Kennedy served in World War II and represented Massachusetts in the House and Senate.