John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy served as the 35th United States President from 1961 to 1963. He attended four baseball games during that time. In 1961, he threw out the first pitch at the first game for the expansion Washington Senators, which was also the final opener at Griffith Stadium. He was on hand the next year to christen new D.C. Stadium (which would later be re-named in honor of his brother Robert F. Kennedy). He also threw out the first ball at the 1962 All-Star Game, which was held in Washington, DC, and returned for the Senators' 1963 opener.

A native of the Boston area, Kennedy was a fan of the Boston Red Sox. He also became friendly with St. Louis Cardinals star Stan Musial, who had campaigned for Kennedy in 1960.

Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 and is one of only two Presidents to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Dwight Eisenhower
United States President
1961 – 1963
Succeeded by
Lyndon B. Johnson