The JFK Files are due out today, and we thought it would be a good time to look back at JFK's time in Maine. He came as a candidate, a vacationing President, and a working President. In fact, he gave the last policy speech of his life at the University of Maine in Orono, just 34 days before he was assassinated.


According to Maine - An Encyclopedia, here are JFK'S VISITS TO MAINE:

September 3rd, 1960 at the Portland Expo.

JFK Library


"On August 12, 1962 President John F. Kennedy vacationed in Maine, on US Coast Guard Yacht Manitou near Boothbay Harbor.

On September 2, 1960, he was the first Democratic presidential candidate since 1932 to visit Bangor. He then traveled to Presque Isle in northern Maine and Portland in the south.

Kennedy was the first President to visit the University of Maine, where he delivered a foreign policy address in Orono on October 19, 1963, just thirty-four days before his assassination."