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John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes the casket of President Kennedy outside St. Matthews Cathedral following funeral Mass in Washington Nov. 25, 1963. His mother, Jacqueline, and uncle Robert stand beside him. (AP Photo/File)

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.

 

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