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Encyclopedia > Kennedy political dynasty
John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy
John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy

The Kennedy family is a prominent family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. The predominantly Democratic family is known for its political liberalism. Perhaps the best known Kennedy is the late President of the United States John F. Kennedy. Image File history File links Source: http://www. ... This is a list of the descendants of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, of the American Kennedy political family: Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Liberalism is a political current embracing several historical and present-day ideologies that claim defense of individual liberty as the purpose of government. ... The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... JFK redirects here. ...


The Kennedys are often compared to the Adams and Bush families as among the most influential American political families. All three families have strong roots in the New England area of the United States. The Kennedy Compound is located in Hyannis, Massachusetts. For the macabre group of characters created by Charles Addams and featured in cartoons, television, and movies, see The Addams Family. ... Barbara Bush, Jeb Bush, George H.W. Bush, Laura Bush, and George W. Bush watch tee ball on the White House lawn. ... During its history the United States has seen many families who have repeatedly produced notable politicians from their ranks, and these historic U.S. political families have had a significant impact on politics in the United States. ... While the states marked in red show the core of New England, the regions cultural influence may cover a greater or lesser area than shown. ... The Kennedy Compound consists of about 6 acres (24,000 m²) of waterfront property along Nantucket Sound. ... Hyannis is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ...


Some commentators in the early 1960s made predictions that President John F. Kennedy would be first of a dynasty in the White House. But these predictions were not borne out, and the idea largely dropped off the public's radar after Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968 and Senator Edward Kennedy was involved in a possible drunk-driving incident (in which a passenger in his car was killed) in 1969. However, a number of Kennedy family members have held high office since then. The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... . Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Edward Kennedy Edward Moore Ted Kennedy, (born February 22, 1932, in Brookline, Massachusetts) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. senator, for information about the hall of fame ice hockey player see Ted Kennedy (hockey player). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...

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Family tree

This is a list of the descendants of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, of the American Kennedy political family: Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. ...

First generation

The family patriarch was Patrick J. Kennedy (18581929) who married Mary Augusta Hickey. Patrick Kennedy was a politician involved in the local Democratic Party. Patrick Joseph Kennedy (January 14, 1858 – May 18, 1929) was an American politician. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Second generation

In 1914, their son, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (18881969), married Rose Fitzgerald (18901995), the daughter of Boston Mayor John F. Fitzgerald. Joe Sr. served as ambassador to the United Kingdom in the years leading up to World War II. 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article is about the politician, Joseph Kennedy, Sr. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (July 22 , 1890 - January 22, 1995) married into the Kennedy family and became its matriarch in the second half of the 20th century, when its members helped shape American politics. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... For the American author John Fitzgerald, see John D. Fitzgerald. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb. ...


Third generation

Together Rose and Joe Sr. had nine children:

  • Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr. (19151944)
    • He was killed in action in WWII while flying a bombing mission over Europe. He was single at the time of his death and had no children, though he had been romantically linked to Edith Bouvier Beale, a cousin of his future sister-in-law Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, as well as Katharine Mortimer. (The latter reportedly rebuffed any more-serious involvement with Joe Jr., claiming that his family was too loud for her to contemplate marrying into.)
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy (19171963)
    • He was a U.S. representative, a U.S. senator and later president. He was assassinated. He married New York socialite Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and had four children, of which one was stillborn, one died soon after birth, and two survived to adulthood.
  • Rosemary Kennedy (19182005)
    • Likely dyslexic and considered to be slightly brain-damaged from birth, Rose Marie Kennedy (her christening name) was rendered incapable of intelligible speech or caring for herself by a lobotomy requested by her father, Joe Sr., that was intended to cure her increasing mood swings and make her more manageable, the operation instead reduced her to an infantile state. She lived in a residential care facility in Wisconsin until her death of the 7th of January 2005.
  • Kathleen Agnes Kennedy (19201948)
    • Known as Kick, she married the Protestant heir to the British dukedom over her mother's strenuous religious objections. After being widowed when her husband, the Marquess of Hartington, was killed in action in World War II, she was killed in a plane crash in France with her lover, a British earl.
  • Eunice Mary Kennedy (born 1921)
    • She is best known as the founder of the Special Olympics, an organization she began in honor of her sister Rosemary. She married Robert Sargent Shriver Jr., later a 1972 vice-presidential candidate, and they had five children.
  • Patricia Kennedy (born 1924)
  • Robert Francis Kennedy (19251968)
  • Jean Ann Kennedy (born 1928)
    • She married Stephen Edward Smith and had two sons and adopted two daughters. She later served as the U.S. ambassador to Ireland.
  • Edward Moore Kennedy (born 1932)
    • Known as "Teddy," "Ted," or the "Liberal Lion," he has served as a senator from Massachusetts since 1962. He has been twice married with three children from his first marriage and two stepchildren from his second marriage. His detractors associate him primarily with the death of Mary Jo Kopechne on Chappaquiddick Island.

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... KIA is a three-letter acronym (TLA) for killed in action. ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Edith Bouvier Beale (November 7, 1917–January 14, 2002) was the first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill. ... First official White House portrait. ... JFK redirects here. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... First official White House portrait. ... Rose Marie Kennedy (September 13, 1918 – January 7, 2005) was the third child and first daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, born a year after U.S. President John F. Kennedy. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Psychosurgery is the practice of performing surgery on the brain to treat or alleviate severe mental disease. ... State nickname: Badger State State motto: Forward Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Official languages None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,453,896 (18th)  - Density 38. ... Kathleen Agnes Kennedy, née (February 20, 1920–May 13, 1948), was the eldest daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... William John Robert Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington (December 10, 1917–September 10, 1944) was the eldest son of Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire and the husband of Kathleen Kennedy, sister of American President John F. Kennedy. ... Zurab Tsereteli with Eunice Kennedy Shriver (right) Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver (born July 10, 1921) is a member of the Kennedy family. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Retard Olympics is an international organization that helps people with Intellectual Disabilities develop self confidence and social skills through sports training and competition. ... Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. ... Patricia Kennedy Lawford was the sixth child born to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... From left: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. ... The Rat Pack. ... Robert Kennedy . Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... 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. ... Jean Kennedy Smith was born Jean Ann Kennedy on February 20, 1928 in Brookline, Massachusetts, the eighth of the nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. senator, for information about the hall of fame ice hockey player see Ted Kennedy (hockey player). ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Mary Jo Kopechne Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) born in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, was the only child of insurance salesman Joseph Kopechne and his wife Gwen. ... Chappaquiddick Island is a small island off the eastern end of the larger island of Marthas Vineyard. ...

Fourth generation

  • Joseph Patrick Kennedy had no children
  • John Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier had three children:
  1. Caroline Bouvier Kennedy - the co-founder of the Profiles in Courage Award, and is the president of the Kennedy Library foundation and the chairwoman of the American Ballet Theatre.
  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. - a lawyer and publisher of George magazine, who was killed in a plane crash in 1999.
  3. Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, who was born prematurely and died from respiratory distress syndrome two days after his birth.
  • Rosemary Kennedy had no children
  • Eunice Kennedy and Sargent Shriver, Jr. had five children:
  1. Robert Sargent Shriver III - attorney and law professor at Pace University. He is best known for his many successful litigations to prevent water pollution, primarily in the New York area.
  2. Maria Owings Shriver - TV anchor and First Lady of California as wife of Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  3. Timothy Perry Shriver
  4. Mark Kennedy Shriver - a delegate in the Maryland state legislature for two consecutive terms.
  5. Anthony Paul Kennedy Shriver
  • Patricia Kennedy and Peter Lawford had four children:
  1. Christopher Kennedy Lawford
  2. Sydney Malei Lawford
  3. Victoria Francis Lawford
  4. Robin Elizabeth Lawford
  • Robert Francis Kennedy and Ethel Skakel had 11 children:
  1. Kathleen Hartington Kennedy - former lieutenant governor of Maryland. She unsuccessfully ran for Maryland governor in 2002.
  2. Joseph Patrick Kennedy II - former U.S. representative from Massachusetts.
  3. Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr., environmentalist and political commentator
  4. David Anthony Kennedy
  5. Mary Courtney Kennedy
  6. Michael LeMoyne Kennedy
  7. Mary Kerry Kennedy
  8. Christopher George Kennedy, Jr.
  9. Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
  10. Douglas Harriman Kennedy
  11. Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy

Jean Ann Kennedy and Stephen Edward Smith had four children: Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born November 27, 1957) is the daughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline. ... The Profiles in Courage Award is an award given to someone who displays the type of courage the John F. Kennedy described in his book of the same name. ... The American Ballet Theatre is one of the foremost ballet companies of the 20th century, and a leading company in America. ... John F. Kennedy, Jr. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (August 7, 1963–August 9, 1963) was a son of United States President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. ... There are two forms of respiratory distress syndrome: ARDS, which is acute (or adult) respiratory distress syndrome or infant respiratory distress syndrome which is a complication of premature birth. ... William John Robert Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington (December 10, 1917–September 10, 1944) was the eldest son of Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire and the husband of Kathleen Kennedy, sister of American President John F. Kennedy. ... Robert Sargent Shriver III (born April 28, 1954) is a Yale Law School graduate and former part-owner of Baltimore Orioles. ... See also: Pace University High School Pace University is a private co-educational comprehensive university with campuses located in New York City and throughout Westchester County and the Hudson Valley in New York State. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Maria Owings Shriver Schwarzenegger (born November 6, 1955), better known as Maria Shriver, is an American television journalist and the First Lady of California. ... Arnold Schwarzenegger 38th Governor of California Shown here as Governor of California, with the gubernatorial seal in the background. ... Timothy Perry Shriver, Ph. ... Mark Kennedy Shriver (born February 17, 1964) is a United States Democratic Party politician who served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for two consecutive terms, from 1995 to 2003. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... Anthony Paul Kennedy Shriver (born July 20, 1965) is an activist for the mentally retarded. ... Christopher Lawford, a nephew of John F. Kennedy, son of Peter Lawford, is a Hollywood actor. ... Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951) was lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (born September 4, 1952), named after his late uncle Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. ... See also David Kennedy (disambiguation) David Anthony Kennedy was born on June 15, 1955 in Washington, D.C. He was the fourth of eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. ... Mary Courtney Kennedy Hill (known as Courtney) was born on September 9, 1956, in Boston. ... Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, (born Feb. ... Mary Kerry Kennedy (known as Kerry) was born Sept. ... Christopher George Kennedy was born July 4, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy was born January 11, 1965 in New York, New York. ... Douglas Harriman Kennedy (born March 24, 1967 in Washington, D.C.) is the 10th child of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. ... Rory Elizabeth Katharine Kennedy (born December 12, 1968) is the youngest of the eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. ...

  1. Stephen Edward Smith, Jr.
  2. William Kennedy Smith
  3. Amanda Mary Smith
  4. Kym Maria Smith

Edward Moore Kennedy and Virginia Joan Bennet had three children: William Kennedy Smith (born September 4, 1960) is an American physician whose work focuses on landmines and the rehabilitation of people disabled by them. ...

  1. Kara Anne Kennedy
  2. Edward Moore Kennedy, Jr.
  3. Patrick Joseph Kennedy - current U.S. Representative from Rhode Island

Kara Kennedy Allen was born on Feb. ... Edward Moore Kennedy Jr. ... Categories: People stubs | 1967 births | Kennedy family | Members of the U.S. House of Representatives ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ...

See also

The Kennedy Curse refers to a series of unfortunate events that have happened to the Kennedy family. ... During its history the United States has seen many families who have repeatedly produced notable politicians from their ranks, and these historic U.S. political families have had a significant impact on politics in the United States. ...

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Kennedy family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1055 words)
Kennedy family is a prominent Irish-American family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.
The Kennedys are often compared to the Adams, Bush, and Taft families as among the most influential American political families.
Likely dyslexic and considered to be slightly brain-damaged from birth, Rose Marie Kennedy (her christening name) was rendered incapable of intelligible speech or caring for herself by a lobotomy, requested by her father, Joe Sr., that was intended to cure her increasing mood swings and make her more manageable.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Kennedy political family (3294 words)
The Kennedy family is a prominent family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy - the co-founder of the Profiles in Courage Award, and is the president of the Kennedy Library foundation and the chairwoman of the American Ballet Theatre.
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (daughter of the former president) was the co-founder of the Profiles in Courage Awards, and is the president of the Kennedy Library foundation and the chairwoman of the American Ballet Theatre.
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