John F. Kennedy was in office for 2 years and 10 months. He defeated Richard Nixon to become the 35th President on January 20, 1961. He was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963.Continue Reading
JFK was born in Brookline, MA on May 29, 1917. He was the first Roman Catholic to become President and as of 2014, the youngest to be elected President (at age 43.) His vice President was Lyndon B. Johnson, who was sworn in as President upon JFK's death. During his time in office, JFK ordered the "Bay of Pigs Invasion," oversaw the Cuban missile crisis and established the Peace Corps.
JFK married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953. They had four children: Arabella (who was stillborn,) Caroline, John Jr. and Patrick. Patrick died in infancy.Learn more about Branches of Government
John McCain was born on Aug. 29, 1936, making him 78 years old as of November 2014. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone at Coco Solo Naval Air Station, where his father worked.Full Answer >
In the United States, a president is elected to a term of office lasting four years. The Constitution did not originally limit the number of terms a president could serve. With the passage and ratification of the 22nd Amendment, a president is prohibited from serving more than 10 years.Full Answer >
To qualify as a candidate for the office of United States Senator, the person must be at least 30 years old, must reside in the state from which he or she is elected, and must have been a U.S. citizen for a minimum of 9 years. These requirements are set forth in the U.S. Constitution.Full Answer >
Dwight D. Eisenhower served as president of the United States before John F. Kennedy. Eisenhower was first elected president in 1952, and he was re-elected in 1956.Full Answer >