Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932-August 25, 2009)


Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office since November 1962, Kennedy served nine terms in the Senate. At the time of his death, he was the second most senior member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia, and the third-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. He was best known as one of the most outspoken and effective Senate proponents of liberal causes and bills. For many years the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, he was the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassinations, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. He died of brain cancer.

9 comments:

Tammy said...

I didn't hear about that. I'll have to google it. How have you been my friend?

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hi Tammy! I've been good, but trying to keep up with this summer schedule! There never seems to be enough time. I know you can relate! ;)

i beati said...

a difficult life path in oh so many ways sandy so close to Eunice in separture.

g-man said...

Petra...You are like the Obit writer of Blogdom!
And you do a Damn Fine Job!!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Wholeheartedly agree, Sandy!

hahaha, am I, Galen? It's just my way of showing respect. Thank you for the compliment! :))

Anonymous said...

I can't think of anyone in the Senate/House like him. David

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

A tough act to follow, that's for sure, David!

Mama Zen said...

I second the G-Man!

Chandini Santosh said...

The Kennedys are extremely popupar in India.
The last of the Kennedys to go perhaps. But what a life all of them had! Stories that legends are made of.