John F. Kennedy
The 35th president of the United States was born in the house at 83 Beals St., now a National Historical Site.
He was named in honor of his grandfather, John Francis Fitzgerald, the Boston Mayor known as Honey Fitz. Kennedy attended a boarding school as a child in Connecticut and had a subscription to The New York Times.
JFK wanted to become a teacher or writer until his older brother, Joseph, died tragically. As a child, Joe had once declared he would be the first Catholic to become president. After his death, Joe's father convinced JFK to run for public office.