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By Bill Benson

Profiles in Courage


January 19, 2023

William H. Benson


John F. Kennedy served in the U. S. Congress for fourteen years, from 1947 until 1960.

Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, JFK was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1946, and he stayed there until 1952, a total of six years. In 1952, he ran for Senate, won the election and stayed there from 1953 to 1960, a total of eight years.

He was elected President of the United States in November 1960, and in January of 1961, he and his wife Jackie, and their two children, Caroline and John, Jr., moved into the White House, where he served three years as President, until his life ended on...

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