John F Kennedy Facts – 48 Facts About John F Kennedy

Facts about John F Kennedy

He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for “Profiles in Courage”.

Kennedy enrolled at Harvard University in 1935 but not before beginning his career at another Ivy League institution, Princeton University. He had to leave Princeton after only two months because of a gastrointestinal illness.

Kennedy was well off and his father had built a family fortune, so when the future President entered Congress, he donated his entire salary for charity.

He continued the practice when he became the richest President of the US.

Kennedy had installed a secret taping system in the White House and it captured many discussions between Kennedy and his staff including discussions during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy intended to use it when he wrote his memoirs.

Kennedy was credited for the Apollo mission to the moon but because of the cost he proposed partnering with the Soviet Union on a joint expedition to the moon.

There were rumors that Kennedy was thinking of dropping Lyndon Johnson from the 1964 ticket.

Kennedy was fearful of running for re-election against Mitt Romney’s father and he privately confided this to a friend in 1963.

He was elected as the 35th President of USA and 43 years old JFK was the youngest President.

In his run up to the post of Presidency he also participated in the first -ever televised debates, watched by millions of viewers.