Who is the only U.S. president to win a Pulitzer Prize?
John F. Kennedy
35th U.S. President
JFK is the only president to win a Purple Heart and Pulitzer Prize. Unlike other presidents, Kennedy was the first president to earn a Pulitzer Prize and a Purple Heart. In 1957, JFK wrote “Profiles of Courage, a book about U.S. senators who risked their careers for their personal beliefs and won a Pulitzer Prize.
John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
Born: May 29, 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Assassinated: November 22, 1963, Dallas, Texas, United States
Spouse: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (m. 1953–1963)
Education: Harvard University (1936–1940), more
Siblings: Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, more
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.
Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal