John Fitzgerald ‘Jack’ Kennedy was born on 29 May 1917, commonly referred to by his initials JFK. He was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
Kennedy defeated Vice President and Republican presidential candidate, Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. Presidential Election. At age 43, he became the youngest elected president. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on 22 November 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested that afternoon and was determined to have fired the shots that hit the President from a sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. Many of Kennedy's speeches are considered iconic and Americans regularly vote him as one of the best presidents. Some excerpts of Kennedy's inaugural address are engraved on a plaque at his grave at Arlington.