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 Associated PressThe political magic of his father's name rides with Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., right, as he tours West Virginia with then-Sen. John F. Kennedy, left, in April 1960 during Kennedy's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Between them is State Sen. Ward Wylie, Kennedy's West Virginia campaign chairman. Roosevelt's five weeks of work in the crucial state was a factor in Kennedy's success. Later, President Kennedy named him under secretary of commerce.