John F. Kennedy
N 42° 21.478 W 071° 03.846
A statue of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is located on the south lawn of the State House on 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.
An 8' high by 3.5' wide bronze statue of John F. Kennedy is depicted walking on a 3.5' wide by 7' long rectangular base, two-tiered, stone base. Kennedy is wearing a suit with a two button jacket and a thin tie. He is walking with his leg slightly bent and behind his right foot. His left hand is touching the flap of his jacket pocket. Eight maple leaves and 68 seedpods are inscribed on the pedestal. They are meant to represent death and regeneration.
The statue was created by Isabel McIlvain in 1988 and dedicated Isabel dedicated on May Dedicated May 29, 1990, the 73rd anniversary of Kennedy’s birth.
John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, MA on May 29, 1917. He served as the commander of PT 109 during World War II and was subsequently elected to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate before being the youngest person to be elected President of the United States at age 43 in 1960. He was assassinated while in office on November 22, 1963.
The front of the base is inscribed:
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
35TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
The back of the base is inscribed:
A GIFT FROM THE PEOPLE OF
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MAY 29, 1990
The left side of the base is inscribed:
UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN
The right side of the base is inscribed:
UNITED STATES SENATOR