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The kennedy family

The Kennedy Family

The American “Royal” Family brings us to Camelot



Joseph sr
Joseph, Sr.

  • Harvard

  • Youngest Bank Pres.

  • Self made millionaire

  • Donated $ to FDR

  • Headed SEC

  • Ambassador to Britain

  • Wanted to be Pres.

    • Scandal

    • Turned attention to oldest son, Joseph, Jr.


Rose fitzgerald kennedy
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

  • Democratic family background

  • Father in Congress

  • Father Mayor of Boston

  • Strict Catholic

  • Lived to age 105


Joseph jr
Joseph, Jr.

  • Navy bomber pilot WWII

  • Father wanted him to be a hero

  • Volunteered to bomb a V-1 plant in France

  • Plane blew up 10 minutes before he was to parachute out

  • Father made plans for 3 other sons


John fitzgerald kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  • Education

    • Harvard

    • Political Science Major

    • Honor Graduate

  • Writer

    • Why England Slept

      • appeasement

    • Profiles in Courage

      • Senators who risk career to stand up for their convictions

Won Pulitzer Prize 1957


John fitzgerald kennedy1
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  • Military Service

    • Served in Navy WWII

    • Captain – PT 109

    • Rammed by Japanese destroyer

    • Injured but saved three crewmen

    • Coconut

    • Decorated – Purple Heart

    • Hero? – “It was involuntary. They sank my boat.”


John fitzgerald kennedy2
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  • Politics

    • 1946 – House of Representatives

    • 1952 – Senate

  • Personal

    • Young

    • Attractive

    • Displayed dignity

    • Self-confident

    • Great-grandson of Irish immigrants

    • Strong Family Loyalty


Jacqueline lee bouvier
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

  • 1952 – Married JFK

  • Beautiful

  • Admired

  • Set standard of fashion

  • Redecorated White House

  • After assassination – married Aristotle Onasis

    • Protected her

  • Edited magazines

  • Died 1994


Daughter caroline
Daughter - Caroline

  • Harvard University

  • Columbia Law School

  • Married Edwin Schlossberg

  • Founder of Profiles in Courage Award

  • President of Kennedy Library Foundation

  • 4 children


Son john jr
Son – John, Jr.

  • Brown University

  • New York University School of Law

  • 1988 – People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People

  • 1995 – George Magazine (political)

  • 1996 – Married Caroline Bessette

  • 1999 – Died in plane crash


Rosemary kennedy
Rosemary Kennedy

  • Eldest daughter

  • Mentally retarded

  • Learned to read, write, do math at 4th grade level

  • Ran away from convent

  • Lobotomy – “miracle”

  • Could not speak clearly or take care of herself

  • Made mental retardation an important family issue

  • Died at 86 – first Kennedy child to die a natural death


Kathleen kick kennedy
Kathleen (“Kick”) Kennedy

  • Reporter for Washington Times-Herald

  • 1944 – married William Cavendish – one of richest men in England

  • William died in plane crash

  • Fell in love with Peter Fitzwilliam –not yet divorced

  • Flew to Paris but plane crashed and both were killed (age 28)


Eunice kennedy
Eunice Kennedy

  • Degree in Sociology

  • Several government jobs

  • 1953 – married Sargent Shriver – appointed by JFK as 1st head of the Peace Corps

  • 1968 – founded Special Olympics

  • Advocate for retarded

  • 5 Children

    • Maria – married Arnold Schwarzenegger


Patricia kennedy
Patricia Kennedy

  • Most glamorous and visible of sisters

  • Married Peter Lawford

    • Movie star

    • Member of “Rat Pack”

  • Introduced John and Bobby to Marilyn Monroe

  • Divorced

  • Helped organize Kennedy Library

  • Alcoholic

  • 1989 DUI

  • Got help

  • Died 2006 – age 82


Robert bobby kennedy
Robert (Bobby) Kennedy

  • Wife – Ethel

  • 11 Children

  • JFK appointed him Attorney General

  • Elected Senator NY

  • 1968 – Ran for President

  • Killed night of California primary by Sirhan Sirhan

  • Affair with Marilyn Monroe

  • Scandal caused by her death


Jean kennedy
Jean Kennedy

  • Worked in TV production

  • Married Stephen Edward Smith

  • 4 children

    • 2 natural

    • 2 adopted

  • 1974 – Started Very Special Arts

  • 1991 – Son William accused of rape – acquitted

  • 1993 – 1998 Ambassador to Ireland


Edward ted kennedy
Edward (Ted) Kennedy

  • Harvard – kicked out

  • Joined army – Korea

  • Graduated Harvard

  • UVA Law School

  • 1962 – elected to Senate

  • 1972 – Presidential Candidate

  • Chappaquidick

  • 1980 ran for Democratic nomination for President – lost to Jimmy Carter

  • 2nd longest serving member of the Senate

    • Senate Judiciary Committee

    • Immigration Committee

    • Armed Services Committee






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