John F Kennedy was the second youngest president, and is regarded a national hero. Like most other presidents, he attended Harvard University, but unlike most other presidents, he also had a Pultizer prize.
Among those accomplishments however, he could also speak 350 words per minute; making him the fasted random word speaker in the world, even to this day. Kennedy seemed to be fond of a bunch of words that no one else could understand, in more ways than one; his favorite poem was Ulysses.
His speed carried on to his reading; he could take in 1200 words per minute. A more meaningful record perhaps; Kennedy continues to rank highly in the public opinion ratings of US presidents.