John F. Kennedy with Arthur Schlesinger at the University of Harvard, January 1961.
John F. Kennedy with son John F. Kennedy Jr. in the Oval Office, May 25, 1962.
Senator John F. Kennedy, 1960
Campaign trail in rural Wisconsin
Not only was Kennedy young, he inspired the nation’s young people, too, like this crowd that greeted him on the campaign trail in rural Wisconsin and thousands of others who now jumped at the chance to work for the government. “Young people running for office explained that Kennedy had made politics respectable.” wrote historian and Kennedy aide Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. “What perhaps they more often meant was that he had made it rational.”
The Century, a chronicle of the 20th century
John F. Kennedy with son John F. Kennedy Jr., in Newport, RI, September 15, 1963.
John F. Kennedy holding his daughter Caroline and her stuffed doll, 1961.