John F. Kennedy Jr., on his third try, finally passed the New York State bar exam, saving his job as a Manhattan assistant district attorney, it was reported Saturday.

The only son of the assassinated president also passed the Connecticut state bar examination, allowing him to practice law in that state as well, judicial officials said Friday.The son of late president and of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis failed in two earlier attempts since graduating in 1989 from New York University Law School. As a newly hired assistant district attorney, he had to pass on his thrid try or lose his $30,000-a-year prosecutor's job.