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Remembering JFK

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Friday, November 22nd marked the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean met JFK several times and spoke about the influence that JFK had on him and his political career.

Kean’s father served in Congress alongside Kennedy and he recalls Kennedy as being a good friend of family.

Kean recalls sitting in a library at Columbia University at the time of the assassination. “The shock in the library had people shouting. It had people shouting in the library, and I went down to see what it was, and it was the president had been shot. And I left the library, everybody left wherever they were. About the time I got home, I guess they had announced that he had died. I don’t think I came out of my apartment for a day or so,” he said.

Kean led a democratic organization called “Students for Kennedy” and said that he was attracted to Kennedy because he spoke to his generation. Kean remembers some words of wisdom that Kennedy once told him. “The best thing you can do with your life is go into politics. He said, you could really make a difference, and I believed him. And so did my whole generation,” Kean said.

Kean who served on the 9/11 Commission formed an opinion on the Warren Commission Investigation of JFK’s assassination, in which they concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. “It wasn’t a good investigation. I mean, they left out some facts; it was hurried because they had to be hurried because the country needed answers. I don’t think they went as deeply as I think they should but I think they came to the right conclusion” Kean said.

In 2015, on the 54th anniversary, it’s said that more official documents on President John F. Kennedy will be released.

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