was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy
was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President
John F. Kennedy was elected President
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both were shot in the head.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners.
Both successors were named Johnson
, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth
, who assassinated Lincoln was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald
, who assassinated Kennedy was born in
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names compromise fifteen letters.
Booth ran from the theatre and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theatre.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
Both presidents were boat captains – Lincoln of the SS Talisman
and Kennedy of PT109
Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theater
Kennedy was shot in a Ford Lincoln
Both men liked to sit in rocking chairs.
A week before Lincoln was shot he was in Monroe, Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot he was in Marilyn Monroe