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Ted Kennedy Edit Profile

also known as Edward Moore Kennedy

United States Senator from Massachusetts

Ted Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts. Bar: Massachusetts 1959, United States Supreme Court 1963. president, Joseph P. Kennedy Junior Foundation; board trustees John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; board directors Children's Hospital Medical Center, John F. Kennedy Library, Museum of Science, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation; Fellow American Academy Arts and Science.

Background

Kennedy, Ted was born on February 22, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph Patrick and Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956. Postgraduate, International Law School, The Hague, Netherlands, 1958. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1959.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harvard University, 2008.

Career

Assistant district attorney, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1961-1962. United States Senator from Massachusetts, 1962—2009. Majority whip, 1969—1971.

Chairman United States Senate Judiciary Committee, 1979—1981, United States Senate Labor & Human Resources Committee, 1987—1995, United States Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, 2001, 2001—2003, 2007—2009. Member United States Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Economic Committee, Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee, National Security Working Group. Honorary chairman Democratic National Convention, 2004.

Served in United States Army, 1951-1953.

Achievements

  • Bar: Massachusetts 1959, United States Supreme Court 1963.

Membership

President, Joseph P. Kennedy Junior Foundation. Board trustees John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Board directors Children's Hospital Medical Center, John F. Kennedy Library, Museum of Science, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation.

Fellow American Academy Arts and Science.

Connections

Married Joan Bennett Kennedy, November 30, 1958 (divorced December 6, 1982). Children: Kara Anne, Edward Moore Junior, Patrick Joseph. Married Victoria Anne Reggie, July 3, 1992.

2 stepchildren: Curran, Caroline.

father:
Joseph Patrick Kennedy

mother:
Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy

spouses:
Joan Bennett Kennedy

Victoria Anne Reggie

children:
Kara Anne Kennedy

Edward Moore Junior Kennedy

Patrick Joseph Kennedy

Curran Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy