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'''Kenneth Wescott''' was a male [[human]], born in [[2221]], who would become the youngest individual ever to be [[election|elected]] the [[Federation President|President of the United Federation of Planets]].
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[[Image:Kenneth_Wescott.jpg|thumb|200px|Artist's conception of President Kenneth Wescott, 2266.]]
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'''Kenneth Wescott''' was the [[Federation President|President of the United Federation of Planets]] during the early 2260s. A [[Human]] male, Wescott was the youngest individual ever to be elected to that office.
   
Wescott served at least two terms, from [[2261]] to [[2269]], and thus was in office during much of the [[Klingon]] [[Cold War]] of the [[2260s]], until he signed the [[Organian Peace Treaty]] in [[2267]] to end the conflict. Despite popular support, he refused to run for another term in 2268, and was followed by [[President]] [[Lorne McLaren]]. ({{n|TOS|Errand of Fury|Seeds of Rage}})
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Wescott served at least one term from 2265 to 2268, and thus was in office during much of the [[Klingon]] Cold War of the [[2260s]], until he signed the [[Organian Peace Treaty]] in [[2267]] to end the conflict. Despite popular support, he refused to run for another term in [[2268]], and was followed by President [[Lorne McLaren]]. ([[Star Trek: The Original Series|''TOS'']] [[novel]]: ''[[Errand of Fury]]'' Book 1: ''[[Seeds of Rage]]'')
   
:''That President Wescott served two terms is based upon reference to the president's 2264 re-election campaign in the {{n|VAN|{{nd|Harbinger}}}} and annotations by [[David Mack]].''
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One of the meeting rooms on the 15th floor of the [[Palais de la Concorde]] is named in his honor. (''[[novel]]: [[Articles of the Federation|Star Trek: Articles of the Federation]]'')
   
One of the meeting rooms on the fifteenth floor of the [[Palais de la Concorde]] was named in his honor. ({{n|ST|Articles of the Federation}})
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:''The novel ''[[Star Trek: Vanguard|Vanguard]]: [[Harbinger]]'' makes reference to a male president running for re-election in 2264; in his annotations, author David Mack makes it clear that he inteded for this president to be Kenneth Wescott. However, the name was not explicitly used, and to accomodate FASA's Sarboran, one must assume that Wescott served but one term. However, if one wishes to go by Mack's intentions, Wescott must have served at least two terms, from 2161 to 2168. The succession box accomodates Sarboran.''
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:''The portrait of former US President John F. Kennedy used to represent Wescott is a tip of the hat to the fact that both Kennedy and Wescott were the youngest presidents elected in their respective nations, and to the Kennedy-esque spirit that TOS embodies.''
   
 
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