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John F. Kennedy Staff Assistant Talks First-Hand about the President’s Legacy

Dan Fenn
Dan Fenn

Marking 50 Years Since President Kennedy’s Assassination

Leading up to the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, Keene State College will host Dan Fenn for a talk titled “50 Years Later: Personal Reflections on the Kennedy Legacy”. Dan Fenn served as a staff assistant to President Kennedy, and is currently an adjunct lecturer in executive programs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He was the founding director of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. His government experience includes service as commissioner and vice chairman of the United States Tariff Commission, and special assistant to Senator Benjamin A. Smith of Massachusetts. He has recently served two terms as an elected selectman in his hometown of Lexington, Massachusetts. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles.

This speaking event is part of Keene State’s eighth biennial Symposium, which be held on November 3 – 8 at Keene State. The Symposium is focused on understanding and taking responsibility for our places in public spaces. The 2013 Keene State College Symposium, titled Finding Your Place in the Evolving Commons, will address a number of real world issues that affect our lives today as a result of being part larger communities.

Dan Fenn speaking event, where and when:

Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond, Keene State College

November 12, 2013 at 7pm

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the Symposium, and a full schedule of Symposium events, visit

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