Today it would have been President John F. Kennedy’s 100th Birthday. In remembrance of JFK, I wanted to make a tribute to his son, whom I met during 1988 National Democratic Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. I was working as a Congressional Assistant to the U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jim Wright. He had invited John F. Kennedy, Jr. to speak at the Democratic National Convention. John was very friendly and was delighted to take a picture with me despite the waves of people who wanted to see him. I met with him briefly, and we discussed our respective law schools, as I was attending University of Maryland law school, and he was attending New York University Law School. I asked him to keep in touch as we were departing. That was first and last time I saw him. Unfortunately, he died in the airplane accident on July 16, 1999, with his wife off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. John John was an accomplished man and a great reflection of his father, and he was someone whom I am so honored to have known.

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