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.
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, the daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, kneels to place flowers on his grave in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on the 40th anniversary of his death, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. Behind her in front row are, from right, Victoria Kennedy, the wife of Sen. Edward Kennedy, JFK's brother Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Ethel Kennedy, Robert Kennedy's widow, Caroline's son John Schlossberg, her husband Edwin Schlossberg, and daughters Tatiana and Rose Schlossberg. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)