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Political Roots

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, a community just outside Boston. He was one of nine children born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. His father, a businessman and diplomat, made a fortune in banking and was the U.S. ambassador to England between 1937 and 1940. His maternal grandfather, John Francis Fitzgerald (1863–1950)—nicknamed "Honey Fitz"—was a popular Boston mayor and U.S. congressman.

John Kennedy, called "Jack" by family and friends, was a sickly baby. At age three, he contracted scarlet fever, a potentially fatal disease. Throughout his early years, he was afflicted with many illnesses. Yet, he had an otherwise happy childhood. He enjoyed the company of his siblings as well as the water sports and touch football games they played at the family's summer home. Their summer residence was located on Cape Cod, a Massachusetts peninsula that...

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