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President Abraham Lincoln

President John F. Kennedy

Elected to Congress in 1846

Elected to Congress in 1946

Elected President in 1860

Elected President in 1960

Last name contains seven letters

Last name contains seven letters

Concerned with civil rights

Concerned with civil rights

Lost a child while living in the White House

Lost a child while living in the White House

Shot on Friday – died later same day

Shot on Friday – died later same day

Shot in the head – from behind

Shot in the head – from behind

Personal secretary was named Kennedy

Personal secretary was named Lincoln

Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a Southerner

Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, a Southerner

Booth used all three names

Oswald used all three names

Booth's three names total 15 letters Oswalds three names total 15 letters

John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839

Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939

Lincoln's successor was named Andrew Johnson

Kennedy's successor was named Lyndon Johnson

Andrew Johnson was born in 1808

Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908

Lincoln was shot in Ford's theatre

Kennedy was shot in a Ford car (Lincoln)

Booth ran from a theatre - caught in a warehouse

Oswald ran from a warehouse - caught in a theatre

Booth was killed before he was brought to trial

Oswald was killed before he was brought to trial


























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