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The Associated PressMassachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy was greeted by sign-carrying admirers when he arrived Sept. 19, 1960, at Kanawha Airport outside of Charleston, where he later spoke at a rally in the Civic Center.

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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