Leben und Wirken

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House of Representatives

While Kennedy was still serving, his older brother, Joe Jr., was killed in action on August 12, 1944, while part of Operation Aphrodite.
Since Joe Jr. had been the family's political standard-bearer, the task now fell to Jack.

In 1946, U.S. Representative James Michael Curley vacated his seat in the strongly Democratic 11th Congressional district in Massachusetts at Joe's urging to become mayor of Boston.
Kennedy ran for the seat, beating his Republican opponent by a large margin.
He served as a congressman for six years.

Congressman John F. Kennedy, congressman Jerome L. Rappaport and congressman Franklin D. Roosevelt
Photo from Rappaport Foundation

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