Ted Kennedy

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    united states senator
    from massachusetts
    in office
    november 7, 1962 – august 25, 2009
    preceded bybenjamin a. smith ii
    succeeded bypaul g. kirk
    chair of the senate health, education, labor, and pensions committee
    in office
    january 3, 2007 – august 25, 2009
    preceded bymike enzi
    succeeded bytom harkin
    in office
    june 6, 2001 – january 3, 2003
    preceded byjim jeffords
    succeeded byjudd gregg
    in office
    january 3, 2001 – january 20, 2001
    preceded byjim jeffords
    succeeded byjim jeffords
    in office
    january 3, 1987 – january 3, 1995
    preceded byorrin hatch
    succeeded bynancy kassebaum
    chair of the senate judiciary committee
    in office
    january 3, 1979 – january 3, 1981
    preceded byjames eastland
    succeeded bystrom thurmond
    senate majority whip
    in office
    january 3, 1969 – january 3, 1971
    leadermike mansfield
    preceded byrussell b. long
    succeeded byrobert byrd
    personal details
    born
    edward moore kennedy

    (1932-02-22)february 22, 1932
    boston, massachusetts, u.s.
    diedaugust 25, 2009(2009-08-25) (aged 77)
    hyannis port, massachusetts, u.s.
    resting placearlington national cemetery
    political partydemocratic
    spouse(s)
    joan bennett
    (m. 1958; div. 1982)

    victoria reggie (m. 1992)
    relationssee kennedy family
    children
    • kara
    • edward jr.
    • patrick
    parentsjoseph p. kennedy sr.
    rose fitzgerald kennedy
    educationharvard university (ab)
    university of virginia (llb)
    net worth$43–162 million (usd)[1]
    signatureofficial website
    military service
    allegiance united states
    branch/service united states army
    years of service1951–1953
    rankarmy-usa-or-03.svg private (1st class)
    unitshape

    edward moore kennedy (february 22, 1932 – august 25, 2009) was an american politician who served as a u.s. senator from massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009. a member of the democratic party and the kennedy political family, he was the second most senior member of the senate when he died and is the third-longest-continuously-serving senator in united states history. kennedy was a brother of president john f. kennedy and u.s. attorney general and u.s. senator robert f. kennedy—both victims of assassination—and was the father of congressman patrick j. kennedy.

    after attending harvard university and receiving his law degree from the university of virginia, he began his career as an assistant district attorney in suffolk county, massachusetts. kennedy was 30 years old when he first entered the senate following a november 1962 special election in massachusetts to fill the vacant seat previously held by his brother john, who had taken office as the president. he was elected to a full six-year term in 1964 and was later re-elected seven more times. the chappaquiddick incident in 1969 resulted in the death of his automobile passenger, mary jo kopechne, as well as physical injuries and mental anguish to kennedy. he pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident and later received a two-month suspended sentence. the incident and its aftermath hindered his chances of ever becoming president. his only attempt, in the 1980 election, resulted in a democratic primary campaign loss to the incumbent president, jimmy carter.

    kennedy was known for his oratorical skills. his 1968 eulogy for his brother robert and his 1980 rallying cry for modern american liberalism were among his best-known speeches. he became recognized as "the lion of the senate" through his long tenure and influence. kennedy and his staff wrote more than 300 bills that were enacted into law. unabashedly liberal, kennedy championed an interventionist government that emphasized economic and social justice, but he was also known for working with republicans to find compromises. kennedy played a major role in passing many laws, including the immigration and nationality act of 1965, the national cancer act of 1971, the cobra health insurance provision, the comprehensive anti-apartheid act of 1986, the americans with disabilities act of 1990, the ryan white aids care act, the civil rights act of 1991, the mental health parity act, the s-chip children's health program, the no child left behind act, and the edward m. kennedy serve america act. during the 2000s, he led several unsuccessful immigration reform efforts. over the course of his senate career, kennedy made efforts to enact universal health care, which he called the "cause of my life." by the later years of his life, kennedy had come to be viewed as a major figure and spokesman for american progressivism.

    kennedy died on august 25, 2009 of a malignant brain tumor at his home in hyannis port, massachusetts, and was buried near his brothers john and robert at arlington national cemetery.

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Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy, official photo portrait crop.jpg
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
November 7, 1962 – August 25, 2009
Preceded byBenjamin A. Smith II
Succeeded byPaul G. Kirk
Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 – August 25, 2009
Preceded byMike Enzi
Succeeded byTom Harkin
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byJim Jeffords
Succeeded byJudd Gregg
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 20, 2001
Preceded byJim Jeffords
Succeeded byJim Jeffords
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byOrrin Hatch
Succeeded byNancy Kassebaum
Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byJames Eastland
Succeeded byStrom Thurmond
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1971
LeaderMike Mansfield
Preceded byRussell B. Long
Succeeded byRobert Byrd
Personal details
Born
Edward Moore Kennedy

(1932-02-22)February 22, 1932
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedAugust 25, 2009(2009-08-25) (aged 77)
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Joan Bennett
(m. 1958; div. 1982)

Victoria Reggie (m. 1992)
RelationsSee Kennedy family
Children
ParentsJoseph P. Kennedy Sr.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
EducationHarvard University (AB)
University of Virginia (LLB)
Net worth$43–162 million (USD)[1]
SignatureOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1951–1953
RankArmy-USA-OR-03.svg Private (1st Class)
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Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009. A member of the Democratic Party and the Kennedy political family, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the third-longest-continuously-serving senator in United States history. Kennedy was a brother of President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy—both victims of assassination—and was the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.

After attending Harvard University and receiving his law degree from the University of Virginia, he began his career as an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Kennedy was 30 years old when he first entered the Senate following a November 1962 special election in Massachusetts to fill the vacant seat previously held by his brother John, who had taken office as the president. He was elected to a full six-year term in 1964 and was later re-elected seven more times. The Chappaquiddick incident in 1969 resulted in the death of his automobile passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, as well as physical injuries and mental anguish to Kennedy. He pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident and later received a two-month suspended sentence. The incident and its aftermath hindered his chances of ever becoming president. His only attempt, in the 1980 election, resulted in a Democratic primary campaign loss to the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter.

Kennedy was known for his oratorical skills. His 1968 eulogy for his brother Robert and his 1980 rallying cry for modern American liberalism were among his best-known speeches. He became recognized as "The Lion of the Senate" through his long tenure and influence. Kennedy and his staff wrote more than 300 bills that were enacted into law. Unabashedly liberal, Kennedy championed an interventionist government that emphasized economic and social justice, but he was also known for working with Republicans to find compromises. Kennedy played a major role in passing many laws, including the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the National Cancer Act of 1971, the COBRA health insurance provision, the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Ryan White AIDS Care Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Mental Health Parity Act, the S-CHIP children's health program, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. During the 2000s, he led several unsuccessful immigration reform efforts. Over the course of his Senate career, Kennedy made efforts to enact universal health care, which he called the "cause of my life." By the later years of his life, Kennedy had come to be viewed as a major figure and spokesman for American progressivism.

Kennedy died on August 25, 2009 of a malignant brain tumor at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, and was buried near his brothers John and Robert at Arlington National Cemetery.

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