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Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy
22 February 1932
25 August 2009
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
Joan Bennett Kennedy (m. 1958; div. 1982)
Victoria Reggie Kennedy (m. 1992–2009)
Edward Moore Kennedy Jr.
Patrick J. Kennedy
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
Rose F. Kennedy
University of Virginia
United States Army
Private 1st Class
Senate Majority Whip 3 January 1969- 3 January 1971
Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary 3 January 1979- 3 January 1981
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources 3 January 1987-1995
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 3 January 2001- 20 January 2001 6 June 2001- 3 January 2003 4 January 2007- 25 August 2009
United States Senator from Massachusetts 7 November 1962- 25 August 2009
Deemed by many as the “Lion of the Senate,” Kennedy was considered one of the most effective legislators of the past few decades, especially in his ability to cross party lines to get legislation passed.
One of the great lessons I’ve learned from a life in politics is that no reform is ever truly complete. We must constantly keep moving forward, seeking ways to create that more perfect union.” ― Edward M. Kennedy, True Compass: A Memoir
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