Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy

Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy

Born:

  • 20 November 1925
  • Brookline, Massachusetts

Died:

  • 6 June 1968
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Assassinated

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? —Robert F. Kennedy

Spouse:

  • Ethel Skakel

Parents:

  • Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
  • Rose F. Kennedy

Education:

  • Harvard University
  • University of Virginia School of Law

Children:

  • Kathleen Kennedy
  • Joseph Kennedy
  • Robert Francis Kennedy Jr.
  • David Kennedy
  • Courtney Kennedy
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Kerry Kennedy
  • Christopher Kennedy
  • Max Kennedy
  • Douglas Kennedy
  • Rory Kennedy

Military Background:

  • United States Naval Reserve
  • 1944-1946
  • Seaman Apprentice
  • USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
  • World War II

Political Background:

  • 64th United States Attorney General
    20 January 1961- 3 September 1964
  • United States Senator for New York
    3 January 1965- 6 June 1968

Contributions:

  •  Avid civil rights supporter, specifically he fought for the rights of African Americans to be able to vote, attend school, and use public facilities. With help from his brother, Robert andTed were able to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, after the assassination of President Kennedy
  • Actively fought against organized crime
  • Was a committed advocate of the poor and racial minorities
  • Opposed escalation of the Vietnam War