Ulitmate Guide to John F. Kennedy

Below is a comprehensive list of resources on the President his career and life.

Basic Facts

35th President of the United States

(January 20, 1961-November 22, 1963)

MotherRose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Father:  Joseph Patrick Kennedy

Married: Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953

ChildrenCaroline Bouvier Kennedy (1957- )

            John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. (1960-1999)

Education: Harvard University


Previous Experience: United States House of Representatives (1947-1953)

                              United States Senate (1953-1960)

Presidential Cabinet

                              W. Willard Wirtz

                                                              Anthony J. Celebrezze

Biographical Resources

The White House: The presidential biography of John F. Kennedy.

Character Above All: An essay about the politics of John F. Kennedy.

Famous People: Profile of the 35th President.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum: An article about growing up in the Kennedy family.

JFK: A biography of the President, from his early life to his assassination.

From Revolution to Reconstruction: A biography of President Kennedy.

Speeches and Documents

John F. Kennedy Inauguration Speech (January 20, 1961)

Presidential News Conference (April 12, 1961)

Special Message to Congress on Urgent National Needs (May 25, 1961)

The Berlin Crisis (July 25, 1961)

Rice University: Man on the Moon (September 12, 1962)

Civil Rights Message (June 11, 1963)

Other Information

The Sixth Floor Museum: The exhibit of John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation.

Kennedy and the Cold War: The actions of John F. Kennedy leading up to the Cold War.

The Mary Ferrell Foundation: The context of the John F. Kennedy assassination.

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: A presentation of the events leading to the President’s assassination.

Film and History: A list of films about the Kennedy family.

John F. Kennedy: Photographs and descriptions of the 35th President.