John F. Kennedy

Early Life and Family

Which of his siblings also ran for president?

Robert F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy both ran for president. Robert served as John’s U.S. attorney general and later became a U.S. senator from New York. He likely would have captured the 1968 Democratic nomination for president, but was assassinated. Edward served as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1962 until his death in 2009. He was the fourth-longest serving U.S. senator in American history—behind Robert Byrd, Daniel Inouye, and Strom Thurmond.

First Lady Jackie Kennedy was as young and glamorous as her husband. Together, they were the beloved rulers of “Camelot.” Five years after the assassination, she married shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.


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