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The Kennedy Family. The American “Royal” Family brings us to Camelot. The Kennedy Family. 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.

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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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