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Kenneth Wescott was the 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 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. (TOS novel: Errand of Fury Book 1: Seeds of Rage)

One of the meeting rooms on the 15th floor of the Palais de la Concorde is named in his honor. (novel: Star Trek: Articles of the Federation)

The novel 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.
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.

Preceded by:
President of the United Federation of Planets
Succeeded by:
Lorne McLaren


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