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Profiles in Courage
Sam Houston, from Texas, for speaking against the Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854, which would have allowed those two states to decide on the slavery question. Houston wanted to uphold the Missouri Compromise.
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Robert A. Taft, from Ohio, for criticizing the Nuremberg Trials for trying Nazi war criminals under ex post facto laws. Counter-criticism against Taft's statements was vital to his failure to secure the Republican nomination for President in 1948.
For opposing Joseph Gurney Cannon's autocratic power as Speaker of the House, for speaking out against arming U.S. merchant ships during the United States' neutral period in World War I, and for supporting the Presidential Campaign of Democrat Al Smith.
Daniel Webster, also from Massachusetts, for speaking in favor of the Compromise of 1850.
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Benton is also one of the eight senators profiled in John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage
John Quincy Adams, from Massachusetts, for breaking away from the Federalist Party.
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Profiles In Courage
Lamar was later featured in John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Profiles in Courage (1957), for his eulogy speech for Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner (R) in 1874, along with his support of the findings of a partisan congressional committee regarding the disputed Presidential election of 1876, and for his unpopular vote against the Bland-Allison Act of 1878
Kirk was United States Ambassador to Taiwan
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Thompson was the U.S. Ambassador to Austria from 1955–1957 and to Soviet Union from 1957 to 1962 and again between 1967 and 1969.
National Security Adviser
Bundy served as United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 through 1966
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Taylor served as the fifth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after having been appointed by President John F. Kennedy.
In January 1953, the 24-year-old Sorensen became the new Senator John F. Kennedy's chief legislative aide. He wrote many of Kennedy's articles and speeches
Edmund G. Ross is one of eight U.S. Senators featured in Profiles in Courage, the 1956 Pulitzer Prize-winning history co-written by then-Senator John F. Kennedy and Theodore Sorensen
Celebrezze was United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under Kennedy
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In 1961 he became U.S. Postmaster General in the administration of John F. Kennedy. There, he was responsible for reducing the postal deficit, introducing ZIP codes, and improving service and employee morale;
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Gronouski was the Wisconsin state commissioner of taxation and served as the United States Postmaster General from 1963 until 1965 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
US Trade Representative
Herter was a special representative for trade negotiations, working for both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson until his death in 1966
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Udall served as Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969, under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
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Secretary of the Treasury
Dillon served as Secretary of the Treasury under Kennedy
Freeman was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1961 to 1969 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
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Rusk was Secretary Of State under Kennedy
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Secretary of Defense
The first Scout to become president was John F. Kennedy, a member of Troop 2 in Bronxville, New York, from 1929 to 1931 and a leader in the Boston Council.
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Rosemary is John's sibling
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Eunice is John's sibling
Kathleen is John's sibling
John is John's child
They were riding in the same car when Kennedy was shot
Rayburn was House Majority leader when Kennedy was President
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Robert is John's sibling
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Joe is John's sibling
Admiral Arleigh Albert '31-knot' Burke (October 19, 1901 – January 1, 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself during World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.
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The Warren Commission that Earl Warren headed looked into the events surrounding JFK's death
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Kennedy was President of the United States when de Gaulle was President of France
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Lt is John's sibling
Joseph is John's parent
Rose is John's parent
Edward is John's sibling
Jacqueline is John's spouse