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The Kennedys | Kennedy Legacy
The Kennedys | Kennedy Legacy
Published: 2015/09/04
Channel: Biography TV
The Kennedy Curse | Kennedy Family Tragedies | Full Story in HD
The Kennedy Curse | Kennedy Family Tragedies | Full Story in HD
Published: 2015/09/28
Channel: Biography TV
The Kennedys The Curse of Power
The Kennedys The Curse of Power
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: William Simmons
President Kennedy
President Kennedy's family reflects on his 100th birthday
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: JFK Library
The Kennedy Curse: Family Tragedies - JFK, RFK, etc
The Kennedy Curse: Family Tragedies - JFK, RFK, etc
Published: 2012/07/14
Channel: WatchMojo.com
THE KENNEDY FAMILY CURSE!
THE KENNEDY FAMILY CURSE!
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Kendall Rae
The Kennedy Grandchildren Have Grown Up To Be Gorgeous
The Kennedy Grandchildren Have Grown Up To Be Gorgeous
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: The List
The next generation of Kennedys
The next generation of Kennedys
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: CNN
The Kennedy Family
The Kennedy Family
Published: 2016/07/07
Channel: TheJazluvscats
Arnold Schwarzenegger Memoir Details Maria Shriver,
Arnold Schwarzenegger Memoir Details Maria Shriver, 'Love Child' Affair and the Kennedy Family
Published: 2012/09/24
Channel: ABC News
Caroline Kennedy And Son Jack Schlossberg On JFK, Obama And Her Met Gala Dress | TODAY
Caroline Kennedy And Son Jack Schlossberg On JFK, Obama And Her Met Gala Dress | TODAY
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: TODAY
Money, power, and politics: how Joseph Kennedy Sr. built an American dynasty
Money, power, and politics: how Joseph Kennedy Sr. built an American dynasty
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: Business Insider
JFK Life Story From Start to Finish Best Ever  │ Full Documentary Films 2016
JFK Life Story From Start to Finish Best Ever │ Full Documentary Films 2016
Published: 2016/11/02
Channel: Floyd Gallegos836
Caroline Kennedy speaks about the JFK legacy
Caroline Kennedy speaks about the JFK legacy
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: CNN
Return to Camelot: Never Before Seen Footage of Kennedy Family
Return to Camelot: Never Before Seen Footage of Kennedy Family
Published: 2013/07/29
Channel: ABC News
Are The Kennedys Cursed?
Are The Kennedys Cursed?
Published: 2015/09/19
Channel: Alltime Conspiracies
Future of the Kennedy Family Dynasty
Future of the Kennedy Family Dynasty
Published: 2009/08/28
Channel: ABC News
Unforgettable Kennedy home movies
Unforgettable Kennedy home movies
Published: 2013/11/21
Channel: Cape Cod Times
KENNEDY SLIDESHOW #1 -- CHRISTMAS DAY WITH THE KENNEDYS AT PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (DECEMBER 25, 1962)
KENNEDY SLIDESHOW #1 -- CHRISTMAS DAY WITH THE KENNEDYS AT PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (DECEMBER 25, 1962)
Published: 2015/12/16
Channel: David Von Pein's JFK Channel
Kennedy Family Tribute
Kennedy Family Tribute
Published: 2009/07/11
Channel: Nurul Azman
The Kennedy Family
The Kennedy Family
Published: 2009/07/05
Channel: 1995kennedy
James Spader Threw Up at Dinner with the Kennedy Family
James Spader Threw Up at Dinner with the Kennedy Family
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Dynasties - The Kennedy
Dynasties - The Kennedy's 1/5
Published: 2011/02/15
Channel: HereWeGoAgain595
kennedy family tribute
kennedy family tribute
Published: 2010/04/06
Channel: Nurul Azman
Kennedy Family Album
Kennedy Family Album
Published: 2010/04/22
Channel: Nurul Azman
kennedy family home movies || soldier
kennedy family home movies || soldier
Published: 2014/11/03
Channel: Kennedy Camelot
Rose Kennedy: The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times Documentary
Rose Kennedy: The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times Documentary
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: lincoln mullan
Patrick Kennedy shares secret family struggles in "A Common Struggle"
Patrick Kennedy shares secret family struggles in "A Common Struggle"
Published: 2015/10/05
Channel: CBS This Morning
Kennedy Family Lays Wreath At JFK Gravesite
Kennedy Family Lays Wreath At JFK Gravesite
Published: 2013/11/22
Channel: IBTimes UK
The Dark Side of JFK: How Kennedy
The Dark Side of JFK: How Kennedy's Reckless Personal Behavior Imperiled His Presidency (1997)
Published: 2013/08/07
Channel: The Film Archives
Kennedy Family Loses Patriarch
Kennedy Family Loses Patriarch
Published: 2009/08/27
Channel: ABC News
Rose Kennedy - Interview - 1974
Rose Kennedy - Interview - 1974
Published: 2016/10/08
Channel: ThamesTv
The Kennedys: A History of the Ultimate Irish-Catholic Family (2003)
The Kennedys: A History of the Ultimate Irish-Catholic Family (2003)
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Way Back
The Kennedy Family Arrives at JFK Presidential Library in Boston
The Kennedy Family Arrives at JFK Presidential Library in Boston
Published: 2009/08/28
Channel: TheBeanMediablogspot
The Kennedy Family- Life is Beautiful
The Kennedy Family- Life is Beautiful
Published: 2009/06/08
Channel: Caroline Carter
True Crime -  Kennedy family Halloween murder
True Crime - Kennedy family Halloween murder
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: Crime Investigation Discovery
Taylor Swift is Already FAMILY! -- Patrick Kennedy | TMZ
Taylor Swift is Already FAMILY! -- Patrick Kennedy | TMZ
Published: 2012/09/06
Channel: TMZ
RFK files: Why Ethel Kennedy is keeping them hidden
RFK files: Why Ethel Kennedy is keeping them hidden
Published: 2012/08/06
Channel: CBS News
Kennedy family gets soaked for ALS ice bucket challenge
Kennedy family gets soaked for ALS ice bucket challenge
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: CBS This Morning
The Tragic Life of JFK
The Tragic Life of JFK's Sister
Published: 2017/12/14
Channel: Today I Found Out
Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy's Son Looks Exactly Like JFK, Jr.
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: Nicki Swift
A Tribute to the Kennedys
A Tribute to the Kennedys
Published: 2008/09/29
Channel: BetaArtemis
June 6, 1972 - Jacqueline Kennedy and Family at the graves of Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy
June 6, 1972 - Jacqueline Kennedy and Family at the graves of Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: HelmerReenberg
SYND 18-11-69 KENNEDY FAMILY ASSEMBLE IN HYANNIS PORT IN VIGIL FOR JOSEPH P KENNEDY
SYND 18-11-69 KENNEDY FAMILY ASSEMBLE IN HYANNIS PORT IN VIGIL FOR JOSEPH P KENNEDY
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
June 15, 1968 - Edward & Rose Kennedy thanks the nation following Robert F. Kennedy
June 15, 1968 - Edward & Rose Kennedy thanks the nation following Robert F. Kennedy's assassination
Published: 2015/06/12
Channel: HelmerReenberg
THIRD WHEELING WITH DDG AND KENNEDY...😡 | The Aqua Family
THIRD WHEELING WITH DDG AND KENNEDY...😡 | The Aqua Family
Published: 2018/02/09
Channel: The Aqua Family
Kennedy
Kennedy's Home Movies - Preview
Published: 2011/01/19
Channel: TLC
RFK
RFK's Family Remembers Him on His 40th Death Anniversary
Published: 2011/11/10
Channel: Sidrah Zaheer
Kennedy Family 1962 Vacation - Decades TV Network
Kennedy Family 1962 Vacation - Decades TV Network
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: Decades TV Network
A Tribute to the Kennedy Family
A Tribute to the Kennedy Family
Published: 2007/06/22
Channel: michelletanner92
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Kennedy
Political family
Coat of Arms of John F. Kennedy.svg
Coat of arms granted to President John F. Kennedy in 1961 by the Chief Herald of Ireland
Kennedy family on jpk birthday sept 1963.jpg
Kennedy family in September 1963
Current region United States
Place of origin New Ross, County Wexford (Irish forebears)
Boston, Massachusetts (American political dynasty)
Titles
Distinctions Kennedy curse
Estate(s) Kennedy Compound, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts

The Kennedy family is an American political family that has been prominent in American politics, public service, and business. At least one Kennedy family member held federal elective office in every year between 1947 and 2011, and then from 2013 onwards, a span of time comprising more than a quarter of the United States's existence.[1] The descendants of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy include:

  • a son who served as the 35th president of the United States of America,
  • a son who served as U.S. attorney general and the U.S. senator from New York,
  • a son who served from 1962-2009 as the U.S. senator from Massachusetts,
  • two grandsons and a great-grandson who served in the United States House of Representatives,
  • three grandsons who served as state legislators, one of whom went on to the U.S. House of Representatives,
  • a daughter and granddaughter who served as U.S. ambassadors,
  • a granddaughter who served as a lieutenant governor,
  • a grandson who served as a mayor.

In addition, Joseph's and Rose's daughter Eunice founded the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (a part of the National Institutes of Health), and founded the Special Olympics.

Members of the family have been involved in public service since 1884, 35 years after their first immigrant ancestors arrived from the Republic of Ireland.

History[edit]

According to the genealogist Brian Kennedy in his work JFK's Irish O'Kennedy Ancestors, the Kennedy family who would go on to play a significant role in the United States of America originated from the Ó Cinnéide Fionn (one of the three Irish Gaelic Ó Cinnéide clans who ruled the kingdom of Ormond, along with the Ó Cinnéide Donn and Ó Cinnéide Ruadh). Their progenitor, Diarmaid Ó Cinnéide Fionn held Knigh Castle close to what is today Puckane, County Tipperary in 1546. From there, having lost out to the New English order in the Kingdom of Ireland, they ended up in Dunganstown, New Ross, County Wexford by 1740. It is here that Patrick Kennedy was born in 1823.

The first Kennedys to reside in the United States were cooper Patrick Kennedy (1823–1858) and Bridget Murphy (1824–1888), who sailed from Ireland to East Boston in 1849.[2] Their son Patrick Joseph "P. J." Kennedy went into Massachusetts politics and business.

P.J. and his wife, Mary Augusta Hickey, were the parents of four children. Their oldest was Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy Sr.,[3] who amassed a fortune in banking and securities trading, which he further expanded by investing in other growing industries. Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph was appointed the first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, directed the Maritime Commission, and served a controversial term as Ambassador to the United Kingdom in the lead-up to World War II.

Joseph Sr.'s wife was Rose Fitzgerald. They had nine children together: Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, Jean, and Ted. John served as the 35th President of the United States, while Robert and Ted both became prominent senators. Every Kennedy to hold elective office has served as a Democrat while other members of the family have worked for the Democratic Party or held Cabinet posts under Democratic administrations. Many have attended Harvard University, and the family has contributed greatly to that university's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Joseph originally hoped for his eldest son, Joseph Jr., to go into politics and ultimately be elected President. After Joseph Jr. was killed in World War II, Joseph Sr.'s hopes transferred to his second son, John. After returning from World War II Navy service, John served in the U.S. House of Representatives for six years, and later as the junior Senator from Massachusetts until he was elected President in 1960.

During his presidency, John appointed his brother, Robert, as Attorney General; and his brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver, director of the new Peace Corps. The youngest brother, Edward (Ted) was elected to the Senate in 1962. The family received intense publicity during John's term as President, often emphasizing their relative youth, allure, education, and future in politics.

In a biography for the White House website [4], Frank Freidel and Hugh Sidey wrote that the Kennedy administration's "economic programs launched the country on its longest sustained expansion since World War II," and that the administration "laid plans for a massive assault on persisting pockets of privation and poverty"; "took vigorous action in the cause of equal rights, calling for new civil rights legislation"; facilitated a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis; started the Alliance for Progress and the Peace Corps to build relationships and assist in economic development abroad; and promoted the arts as having a "central role ... in a vital society."

The family suffered many tragedies, which contributed to the idea of the "Kennedy curse". Rosemary underwent a lobotomy intended to curb behavioral and emotional issues, but the operation left her incapacitated. John and Robert were assassinated in 1963 and 1968. Ted was the driver of a car that went off a bridge (Chappaquiddick incident) and into a channel in 1969; a campaign aide, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned. Joseph Jr., Kathleen, and John Jr. died in airplane crashes.

Genealogy[edit]

I.[ii] Patrick Kennedy
(c.1823, Ireland–​1858, U.S.)[iii]
Bridget
Murphy
(c.1824–1888)[iv]
II. Mary L.
Kennedy
(1851–1926)
Joanna L. Kennedy
(1852–1926)
John
Kennedy III
(1854–1855)
Margaret M. Kennedy
(1855–1929)
Patrick Joseph 'P.J.' Kennedy
(1858–1929)
Mary Augusta Hickey
(1857–1923)
III. Joseph P. 'Joe' Kennedy Sr.
(1888–1969)
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald
(1890–1995)[v]
Francis Benedict
Kennedy
(1891–1892)
Mary Loretta
Kennedy
(1892–1972)
George William
Connelly
(1898–1971)
Margaret Louise
Kennedy
(1898–1974)
Charles Joseph
Burke
(1899–1967)
IV. Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr.
(1915–1944)
John Fitzgerald 'Jack'
Kennedy

(1917–1963)
Rose Marie
Kennedy

(1918–2005)
Kathleen Agnes (Marchioness of Hartington)
Kennedy

(1920–1948)
Eunice Mary
Kennedy

(1921–2009)
Patricia Helen
Kennedy

(1924–2006)
Robert Francis 'Bobby'
Kennedy

(1925–1968)
Jean Ann
Kennedy

(b. 1928)
Edward Moore 'Ted'
Kennedy

(1932–2009)
Jacqueline Lee
Bouvier

(1929–1994)
William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington
(1917–1944)
Robert Sargent Shriver Jr.
(1915–2011)
Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford
(1923–1984)
Ethel
Skakel

(b. 1928)
Stephen Edward
Smith

(1927–1990)
Virginia Joan Bennett
(b. 1936)
1st m./div.
Victoria Anne Reggie
(b. 1954)
2nd m.
V. Arabella Kennedy
(1956–1956)
Caroline Bouvier
Kennedy

(b. 1957)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.
(1960–1999)
Patrick Bouvier
Kennedy

(1963–1963)
Kara Anne
Kennedy

(1960–2011)
Edward Moore
Kennedy Jr.

(b. 1961)
Patrick Joseph
Kennedy II

(b. 1967)
CK-S
Robert Sargent Shriver III
(b. 1954)
Maria Owings Shriver
(b. 1955)
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
(b. 1947)
Timothy Perry Shriver
(b. 1959)
Mark Kennedy Shriver
(b. 1964)
Anthony Paul Kennedy
Shriver

(b. 1965)
Stephen Edward
Smith Jr.
(b. 1957)
William Kennedy
Smith

(b. 1960)
Amanda Mary
Smith
(b. 1967)
Kym Maria
Smith
(b. 1972)
MSh-Schw
Christopher Kennedy Lawford
(b. 1955)
Sydney Maleia Kennedy Lawford
(b. 1956)
Victoria Francis Lawford
(b. 1958)
Robin
Elizabeth
Lawford
(b. 1961)
Kathleen Hartington Kennedy
(b. 1951)
Joseph Patrick Kennedy II
(b. 1952)
Robert Francis Kennedy Jr.
(b. 1954)
David Anthony Kennedy
(1955–1984)
Mary Courtney Kennedy
(b. 1956)
Michael LeMoyne
Kennedy

(1958–1997)
Mary Kerry
'Kerry'
Kennedy

(b. 1959)
Christopher George
Kennedy

(b. 1963)
Matthew Maxwell Taylor 'Max' Kennedy
(b. 1965)
Douglas Harriman
Kennedy

(b. 1967)
Rory Elizabeth Katherine
Kennedy

(b. 1968)
JPK2-R
JPK2-R MSh-Schw CK-S
VI.[vi] Joseph Patrick
Kennedy III

(b. 1980)
Katherine Eunice
Schwarzenegger

(b. 1989)
Patrick Arnold
Shriver
Schwarzenegger

(b. 1993)
Rose Kennedy
Schlossberg

(b. 1988)
John Bouvier
Kennedy
Schlossberg

(b. 1993)
Notes:
  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl (10 May 2003). "Patrick Kennedy". The Peerage. p. 6527 § 65269. Retrieved 21 October 2014. Patrick Kennedy M, b. circa 1823, d. 22 November 1858 
  2. ^ The numbering of generations (in Roman numerals I–VI) is arbitrary
  3. ^ Parents: Maier, Thomas (2003). The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings. Basic Books. p. [page needed]. ISBN 978-0-465-04317-0. 
  4. ^ Marriage: Collier, P.; Horowitz, D. (1984). The Kennedys - An American Drama. [full citation needed]
  5. ^ Parents: Goodwin, Doris Kearns (2001). The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga. Simon and Schuster. pp. 88–89. 
  6. ^ In generation VII, only notable family members are listed

Offices held[edit]

Italics denote members who married into the family. Only members who held political office are shown below.

Since John F. Kennedy's election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1946, there have been very few times in which a Kennedy was not holding public office -- first from December 22, 1960 until January 20, 1961 (from Kennedy's resignation from the Senate to his assumption of the Presidency) and next from Patrick J. Kennedy's departure from the House on January 3, 2011 until Joseph P. Kennedy III's election to the House on January 3, 2013.

Coat of arms[edit]

In 1961, John F. Kennedy was presented with a grant of arms for all the descendants of Patrick Kennedy (1823–1858) from the Chief Herald of Ireland. The design of the arms strongly alludes to symbols in the coats of arms of the O'Kennedys of Ormonde and the FitzGeralds of Desmond, from whom the family is believed to be descended. The crest is an armored hand holding four arrows between two olive branches, elements taken from the coat of arms of the United States of America and also symbolic of Kennedy and his brothers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levenson, Michael (February 13, 2010). "Pondering a Congress without Kennedys". The Boston Globe. 
  2. ^ Maier, Thomas (2003). The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings. Basic Books. p. [page needed]. ISBN 978-0-465-04317-0. 
  3. ^ The Kennedy Family The JFK Library, accessed Feb 10, 2016
  4. ^ https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/john-f-kennedy/
  5. ^ "John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States". American Heraldry Society. Archived from the original on August 3, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2009. 

External links[edit]

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