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JFK Graduates from Harvard June 20, 1940

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JFK Graduates from Harvard June 20, 1940

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    Graduating from Harvard college on June 28, 1940, John F. Kennedy experience an intellectual awakening in his college years. During that period, the future United States President discovered and developed his intense interest in foreign affairs.

    Well liked by his teachers and classmates, Jack Kennedy participated extensively in extracurricular activities, joining several clubs and writing for the school newspaper, the Harvard Crimson. Although he had a slight build, he played sports with great enthusiasm, and he especially excelled at swimming. While playing football, Kennedy suffered a back injury that would plague him for the rest of his life.

    Initially, Kennedy's academic record was on undistinguished. However, a 1937 trip to Europe stimulated his interest in foreign affairs and gave him an incentive to study. Europe was on the verge of a war, and as a crisis grew, Kennedy took a leave of absence from Harvard to observe the events abroad more closely. His father had been appointed Ambassador to Great Britain, which came Jack access to many European leaders. Returning to college, Kennedy developed into a fine student and graduated with honors. Moreover, he drew on his European travels to produce a superb senior thesis about Great Britain's lack of war preparation. After his graduation, the thesis was published as the best-selling book, Why England Slept.

    The historic mint stamp featured on this Panel honors higher education. It was issued in 1962 to mark the centennial of the act that created America's land grant colleges and universities. This Panel is postmarked June 20, the exact anniversary of John F Kennedy's graduation from Harvard University.

   

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