Lincoln/Kennedy Comparison


Abraham Lincoln John F. Kennedy
 
 

 

 Believe it or not...

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both Presidents' wives lost a child while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot while seated next to their wife.  Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. Both were shot in the head.

Lincoln's personal secretary, whose name was John (Nicolay), advised him not to go to the theater.  Kennedy's personal secretary, whose name was (Evelyn) Lincoln, advised him not to go to Dallas.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.  Both were succeeded by Southerners.  Both successors were named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are comprised of fifteen letters.

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a barn.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.  Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theatre and Kennedy was shot while in a Ford Lincoln.