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Later the publisher of political magazine George, JFK Jr. was the first child ever born to a president-elect, the son of JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy,
John F. Kennedy, Jr. was only three years old when his father, JFK, was assassinated. At the age of 38, he died after the plane he was piloting crashed near Martha's Vineyard.
A short biography of JFK, Jr. who was born into a political dynasty, became a lawyer, and then a publisher of the political magazine 'George.' In 1999 he was killed in a plane crash at sea with his wife Caroline Bessette in 1999.
Richard Nixon served as Vice President under Dwight Eisenhower and was the Republican Nominee for President in 1960. He was elected President in 1968, won re-election in 1972, and resigned in 1974 after the Watergate scandal.
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Across the nation, Americans mourned the loss of the beloved son of one of the country's most admired families, and shared their sadness in the tragedies that seem to haunt them.
On July 21, search crews recovered the bodies of JFK, Jr., his wife and sister-in-law. The Kennedy and Bessette families planned a burial at sea for all three. A private mass for JFK Jr. and Carolyn, was held at the Church of St. Thomas More on Manhattan's Upper East Side,
where the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis worshipped; it was attended by President and Mrs. Clinton.
Kennedy was survived by his uncle, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, and his sister, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, as well as a number of cousins. Struggling from lack of advertising support (although circulation was growing), Kennedy's George magazine ceased publication in early 2001.
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