John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second child born out of nine children. He was very fortunate to be born in an extremely wealthy family, which was filled with an interest in politics. Kennedy was an exceptionally intelligent young man and attended some very well known schools and universities including Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford. In his early years while attending educational institutions, Kennedy was in poor health and would develop illnesses and have to leave. After graduating from Harvard, Kennedy joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Second World War. In 1944, Kennedy 's brother was killed in a bombing mission. His brother had visions of entering the field of politics, thus influencing John to enter politics. Kennedy always said, "Just as I went into politics because Joe died, if anything happens to me tomorrow, my brother Bobby would run for my seat in the Senate. And if Bobby died, Teddy would take over for
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