JFK Remembered-100 Years

Joseph Grant
Staff Writer

One hundred years ago May 29, a baby was born to a prosperous Irish-Catholic family in Brookline Massachusetts. The father was a successful businessman, an investor and an early producer of Hollywood films and made a fortune from the stock market and various liquor businesses. His mother was a philanthropist and a socialite. The child was a sickly one who grew into a sickly adult. There were many maladies associated with him that would have killed lesser people. Yet, the young man in question survived his adversities to become the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

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