On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President after he defeated Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the 20th century. He served as 35th president from 1961 until his death in 1963. Nixon became the 37th president and served 1969 until he resigned in 1974.
After Jack became President he didn’t want to be photographed wearing glasses. But he had been wearing glasses since age 13.They were prescribed for him by Dr. John Wheeler for far-sightedness. But here he is in his Senate Office on the 21 of April 1958.