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The Associated PressMassachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy arrives at Morris Harvey College in Charleston on April 11, 1960, to make the opening speech of his West Virginia campaign for president.

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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