The Abe Lincoln & John F. Kennedy Conspiracy

Are they connected?


Kristen Farley, Photographer

We can all agree that Lincoln & Kennedy are two of the most remembered presidents in history. If you were asked to name some presidents of the United States, those are two names that you’d probably come up with, right? Well, these odd similarities weren’t brought up until AFTER John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Some people believe the two presidents were connected in some way…. Let’s take a look at just how similar their lives were and you can decide for yourself…

  • “Lincoln” and “Kennedy” each have 7 letters.


  • Both presidents were elected to Congress in ’46 and later to the presidency in ’60.


  • Both married women in their 20s while living in their 30s.


  • Both lost a son while living in the White House.


  • Both were shot in the presence of their wives.


  • Lincoln’s secretary, Kennedy, warned him not to go to Ford’s Theatre. Kennedy’s secretary, Lincoln, warned him not to go to Dallas.


  • Both presidents were SHOT and SUCCEEDED by Southerners.


  • Both assassins, John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald, were born in ’39 and were known by their three names, composed of fifteen letters.


  • Booth ran from Ford’s theater and was caught in a warehouse; Oswald ran from the Dealey Plaza warehouse and was caught in a theater.


  • Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.


  • Kennedy was assassinated in a Lincoln car made by Ford – John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the Ford’s Theatre

Presidents or not, this many similarities between any two people is a little eerie. So the question remains, is there some hidden connection between the two famous presidents? Or is it just a series of very big coincidences? You decide!