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Brookline(bro͝ok`līn), town (1990 pop. 54,718), Norfolk co., E Mass., a suburb adjacent to Boston; settled 1630s, set off from Boston and inc. 1705. It was known as "Muddy River" when part of Boston. The town is known for its affluent population, and the first U.S. country club was opened there. The birthplace of President John F. KennedyKennedy, John Fitzgerald,
1917–63, 35th President of the United States (1961–63), b. Brookline, Mass.; son of Joseph P. Kennedy. Early Life
While an undergraduate at Harvard (1936–40) he served briefly in London as secretary to his father, who was
..... Click the link for more information. in Brookline is a national historic site. Other points of interest are the poet Amy LowellLowell, Amy,
1874–1925, American poet, biographer, and critic, b. Brookline, Mass., privately educated; sister of Percival Lowell and Abbott Lawrence Lowell. In 1912 she published A Dome of Many-Colored Glass, a volume of conventional verse.
..... Click the link for more information. 's home and an antique auto museum. Brookline is the site of Hebrew College and Hellenic College.