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Herald-Dispatch photo archive President John F. Kennedy, right, visited Huntington prior to his election in 1960. His victory in West Virginia's primary election is widely credited for spring-boarding him into the White House. Born May 29, 1917, he was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963. In the middle is John J. McOwen, a Cabell County lawyer who was the first president of the West Virginia Civil Liberties Union. He died Dec. 25, 2003, at age 79. At left is Andrew J. Houvouras Jr., according to his son Tom Houvouras.

Gallery: President John F. Kennedy through the years

Nov. 21, 2013 @ 07:00 PM

President John F. Kennedy visited West Virginia a few times prior to his election in 1960. His victory in West Virginia's primary election is widely credited for spring-boarding him into the White House.

Born May 29, 1917, he was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963.

 

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