Gallery: President John F. Kennedy through the years
Nov. 21, 2013 @ 08:41 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.
The Herald-DispatchThree people who posed with then-Sen. John F. Kennedy at Jim's Steak and Spaghetti House in the Spring of 1960 re-enact the noted portrait. From left, are Phyllis Elkins, who has been a waitress at Jim's for 56 years, David Fox Jr., who was the Democrats' Cabell County chairman, and Ken Hechler, who was running for his second term as a U.S. congressman from West Virginia. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.