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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (d. 1963) was the 35th President of the United States. Kennedy was noted for his Cold War leadership, avoiding nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union while advancing the cause of civil rights at home and setting a goal of a manned Moon landing by the end of the Sixties.

His brother Robert F. Kennedy served as Attorney General.

HistoryEdit

During the World War II he met Eddie Blake. The two maintained a close friendship ever since, sharing their affection for rugby, playing matches together with his siblings and placing bets.[1]

In 1961 he met the first real superhero, Dr. Manhattan, in Washington. He asked him how it is like to be a superhero, and Dr. Manhattan replied that JFK should already know and everyone laughed.[2]

That year, JFK kept silent his problems with Cuba and didn't ask for Manhattan's help.[2]

During the first phase of the Vietnam War, Kennedy hoped that the existence of Dr. Manhattan would ensure that American soldiers would not need to participate in the atrocities of the war.[3]

In 1962 he had to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis and forbid Russian ships to approach Cuba.[4]

His wife, Jackie Kennedy, suggested that he had an affair with Janet Smith, and it is also suggested that the Comedian kiled her.[1]

Dr. Manhattan meets with him at the White House and notes that the President carefully avoids any mention of a superpowered intervention in Vietnam.

Blake had put a bet against the Giants with Kennedy. As the Giants won, Blake was supposed to buy him a steak dinner at Dunston's, in Dallas. However on his way there, he was stopped by the FBI as his services were requested.[1]

Jfk dead

On November 22, 1963, Dr. Manhattan knows that Kennedy is going to be assassinated in Dallas, Texas, but feels it would be futile to try to prevent it, as it has already happened in Dr. Manhattan's altered awareness of time. Kennedy was cut down by bullets as his motorcade approached downtown Dallas.[2] Kennedy never gave the speech in Dallas in which he would refer to contemporary Americans being "the watchmen on the walls of world freedom."

Kennedy died in Parkland Hospital. His VP Lyndon B. Johnson took his office. The news of his death devastated both Moloch and the Comedian.[1]

His brother tried to continue his work and ran for a Senator and then for President.[5]

It is vaguely implied that The Comedian, in Dallas at the time minding then-former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, may have killed Kennedy. The film adaption does show The Comedian assassinating Kennedy in the opening credits. However, this is contradicted by Issue 1 of Before Watchmen: Comedian.

His death inspired the Simon and Garfunkel song "The Sound of Silence", which is played in the Watchmen film during the Comedian's funeral.

References


35th President of the United States
Preceded by
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
Succeeded by
Lyndon B. Johnson

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