Joseph P. Kennedy II

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Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (born September 24, 1952) is an American businessman, Democratic politician, and a member of the Kennedy family.wikipedia
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Ethel Kennedy

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He is the eldest son of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy as well as the eldest grandson of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy.
The couple had eleven children; Kathleen, Joseph, Robert Jr., David, Courtney, Michael, Kerry, Christopher, Max, Douglas, and Rory.

Manter Hall School

That night, he was on a Secret Service presidential fleet aircraft to Los Angeles with his sister Kathleen and brother Robert Jr. A restless, impulsive teenager, he left Milton Academy, a private, college preparatory school, in Milton, Massachusetts, later graduating from the Manter Hall School—also a private, college-preparatory school—in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1971.
Manter Hall's most famous alumni were Joseph P. Kennedy II (Class of 1971), a former Congressman, and Tenley Albright ('58), the first American female skater to win an Olympic gold medal.

Kennedy family

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Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (born September 24, 1952) is an American businessman, Democratic politician, and a member of the Kennedy family.
Joseph P. Kennedy II: Member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 1987–1999.

Lufthansa Flight 649

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On February 22, 1972, Kennedy was on Lufthansa Flight 649 when it was hijacked.
On 23 February, once the hijackers had been informed that the ransom had indeed been paid, the male passengers (among them Joseph Kennedy, the then 19-year-old son of Robert F. Kennedy) were allowed to leave the hijacked aircraft and board the Boeing 707 Lufthansa had flown to Aden to pick them up with, but this aircraft also had to stay on the ground for another three hours.

Michael LeMoyne Kennedy

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In March 1998, following a year of family troubles that included the skiing death of his brother Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, he announced that he planned to retire from the U.S. House, citing "a new recognition of our own vulnerabilities and the vagaries of life."
Kennedy was the head of his brother Joe's non-profit organization, Citizens Energy Corporation, which provides heating oil and services to elderly and poor households in Massachusetts and other cold weather states.

Citizens Energy Corporation

In 1979 he founded and, until election to the U.S. House, led Citizens Energy Corporation, a non-profit energy company; since 1999 he has continued to lead Citizens Energy.
Its founder and chairman is former Massachusetts Democratic Representative Joseph Patrick Kennedy II.

Robert F. Kennedy

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He is the eldest son of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy as well as the eldest grandson of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy. Kennedy was born in Brighton, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the second of 11 children of Ethel (Skakel) and Robert Francis Kennedy.
The couple had 11 children; Kathleen (b. 1951), Joseph (b. 1952), Robert Jr. (b. 1954), David (1955–1984), Courtney (b. 1956), Michael (1958–1997), Kerry (b. 1959), Christopher (b. 1963), Max (b. 1965), Douglas (b. 1967), and Rory (b. December 1968, after her father's assassination).

George Bachrach

The Democratic nomination was contested by a number of well-known Democrats including state senator George Bachrach and state representative Mel King.
He finished second in a seven-way Democratic primary in the Massachusetts's 8th congressional district behind Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, who later won the general election.

University of Massachusetts Boston

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Kennedy returned to school after the accident and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1976.
Joseph P. Kennedy II, (B.A. 1976), current President of Citizens Energy Corporation and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1987–1999).

Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

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He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 8th congressional district of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1999. In 1986 incumbent Democrat and Speaker of the House Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill Jr., who had held 8th Congressional district of Massachusetts seat since 1953, announced his retirement.

Joe Kennedy III

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On October 4, 1980, the couple had fraternal twin sons, Matthew Rauch "Matt" Kennedy and Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy III.
A son of former Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II, he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer and as an assistant district attorney in the Cape and Islands and Middlesex County, Massachusetts offices before his election to Congress.

Tip O'Neill

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In 1986 incumbent Democrat and Speaker of the House Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill Jr., who had held 8th Congressional district of Massachusetts seat since 1953, announced his retirement.

Mike Capuano

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In 1998 Capuano won a crowded Democratic primary to replace Joseph Kennedy II in Congress and was re-elected nine times.

Citgo

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Beginning in 2005, Citgo Petroleum Company (Citgo), a wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA)—the Venezuelan state-owned oil company—has been the primary donor of heating oil to Citizens Energy.
National television ads featuring Joe Kennedy also aired through February 2007 featuring ordinary Americans thanking Citgo and Venezuela for providing discounted heating oil to low-income people.

Ted Kennedy

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With the death of his uncle U.S. senator Ted Kennedy on August 25, 2009, Kennedy's name had been mentioned as a possible candidate for his uncle's seat representing Massachusetts in the United States Senate.
Ted now served as a role model for Maria Shriver, Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, and other family members.

1998 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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Kennedy was considered the front runner for the Massachusetts governorship in 1998, but revelations about his personal life led to a tumultuous fall in public opinion polling, and he decided against running.
*Joseph Kennedy II, U.S.

Brighton, Boston

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Kennedy was born in Brighton, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the second of 11 children of Ethel (Skakel) and Robert Francis Kennedy.
Joe Kennedy, son of the late Robert Kennedy

Democratic Party (United States)

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Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (born September 24, 1952) is an American businessman, Democratic politician, and a member of the Kennedy family.

United States House of Representatives

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He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 8th congressional district of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1999.

Massachusetts

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He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 8th congressional district of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1999.

United States Senate

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He is the eldest son of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy as well as the eldest grandson of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy. With the death of his uncle U.S. senator Ted Kennedy on August 25, 2009, Kennedy's name had been mentioned as a possible candidate for his uncle's seat representing Massachusetts in the United States Senate.

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

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He is the eldest son of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy as well as the eldest grandson of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy.

Rose Kennedy

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He is the eldest son of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy as well as the eldest grandson of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy.

George Skakel

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George Skakel, his maternal grandfather, founded Great Lakes Coal & Coke Company.

SGL Carbon

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George Skakel, his maternal grandfather, founded Great Lakes Coal & Coke Company.