In 1946, 66 years ago, JFK was elected to the House of Representatives from the 11th District of Massachusetts.
In that year, US Representative James Michael Curley vacated his seat in the strongly Democratic 11th Congressional district in Massachusetts–at JFK’s father’s urging–to become mayor of Boston. John Kennedy ran for the seat, beating his Republican opponent by a large margin. He served as a congressmember for six years.
Kennedy would go on to serve as a Senator from Massachusetts before being elected to the presidency in 1960.
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