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JFK`s Harvard Application
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January 21, 2011, 01:34 PM
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John F. Kennedy`s 1936 Harvard application is now on the Internet. In grades, he finished 65th out of 110 at Choate Academy, which is awfully mediocre since they probably weren`t all that selective back then. The application includes old-fashioned College Board tests scored on a 0 to 100 scale, but I don`t know how to interpret those: Latin 75, French 60, and Math A 82.

One thing I hadn`t known was that JFK had actually started college at Princeton, but then dropped out because of a severe illness that put him in the hospital for two months. He ended up missing a year to recuperate, so he didn`t start Harvard until he was 19. I feel sorry for the kid being that sickly.

In other news, the Democrats` favorite Republican Senator, Lindsay Graham, likes to boast of his 800 combined SAT score.