Margaret Fosmoe | Nov. 21, 2013 | South Bend Tribune
SOUTH BEND -- They were contemporaries, born just four days apart in May 1917.
President John F. Kennedy "was a very charming guy," said the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame. "He had all the charm of Boston and of the Kennedy family, and great hopes for the future. Of all the Kennedy family, he was the outstanding one."
Kennedy, assassinated 50 years ago Friday, didn't live long enough to accomplish a great deal as president, said Hesburgh, 96, in an interview last week.
"On balance, I think he would have made a very good president if he had lived to serve out a term or two," the priest said.