President Kennedy Assassinated November 22, 1963


By Alexander Haimann, Collections Specialist

5-cent John F. Kennedy stamp, 1964

On November 22, 1963, America's 35th President, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. To commemorate this tragic and pivotal event of the 20th century, the National Postal Museum has created a online mini-exhibit highlighting different postage stamps with connections to President Kennedy's life and legacy.

President Kennedy Assassinated

Today, November 25, marks the anniversary of President Kennedy's burial at Arlington National Cemetery.


Alex Haimann

About the Author
Alexander T. Haimann, Collections Specialist & Web Projects Developer at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, collects and writes primarily about the stamps and postal history of the U.S. during the first one hundred years of stamp production (1847-1947). Additionally, he develops internet based education projects and exhibits for the National Postal Museum. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Stamp Dealers Association, the Chair of the American Philatelic Society’s Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship and the publicist for the United State Philatelic Classics Society. His national and international society memberships include the American Philatelic Society, United States Stamp Society, Collectors Club of New York and the Royal Philatelic Society London.