Youngest elected as US president
John F. Kennedy
43:236 year(s):day(s)
United Kingdom ()

John F. Kennedy, Democratic victor in the 1960 US presidential election, was at age 43, the youngest man ever to win the Amercian presidency. He was also the youngest to die in office. Winning by a narrow margin in the popular vote, Kennedy became the first Roman Catholic President.

Throughout his brief presidency, Kennedy's special combination of grace, wit and style sustained his popularity and influenced generations of politicians to come.The Kennedy era is known as Camelot due to the family's honourable service to the nation, their reckless exuberance and glamour--and family tragedy beyond measure.