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Encyclopedia > Joseph Patrick Kennedy II
Joseph Kennedy, II
Joseph Kennedy, II

Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (born September 24, 1952), named after his late uncle Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., is the eldest son of former U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. Image File history File links Joe_Kennedy. ... Image File history File links Joe_Kennedy. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ... Ethel Skakel Kennedy (born April 11, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois) is a member of the Kennedy political family by her marriage to Robert F. Kennedy. ...

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Career

Kennedy established the Citizens Energy Corporation, a non-profit organization. In 1986 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, from the district formerly represented by Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill (1953-1987) and his uncle (President) John F. Kennedy (1947-1953). He served until 1999 to return to his non-profit organization. A nonprofit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support some issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the remainder of this article may require cleanup. ... Thomas Phillip ONeill, Jr. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Kennedy again considered running for the governorship in 2002, but opted out, fuelling speculations that he might be holding out for his uncle Ted Kennedy's Senate seat if his uncle had decided to retire in 2006. However, Senator Kennedy ran (successfully) to retain his seat for another term, until 2012. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... == == ! ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Citizens Energy Corporation has been praised for providing affordable heating oil to low income families in the Northeast for decades. However, since the ascension of Hugo Chavez as president of Venezuela, some have criticized Citizens Energy for continuing its relationship with the Venezuelan government and thereby maintaining ties to Chavez.


Personal life

Kennedy received a B.A. from University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 1976. Kennedy married Sheila Brewster Rauch in 1979. The couple later divorced, and Joe married Anne Kelly. His efforts to have the marriage to Rauch annulled led to a controversy: Rauch, who was not Catholic,published a book asserting she was opposed to the concept of annulment because it meant in theory that the marriage had never actually existed. Kennedy has twin sons from his marriage to Sheila Rauch: Matthew Rauch Kennedy and Joseph Patrick Kennedy III (born Oct. 4, 1980). This page refers to the year 1979. ... Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. ...


See also

The Kennedy Curse refers to a series of unfortunate events that have happened to the Kennedy family. ...

External links

  • Citizens Energy Corporation
  • Citizens Energy Corporation profile of Kennedy
Preceded by:
Tip O'Neill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

1987–1999
Succeeded by:
Mike Capuano

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