Mary Jo Kopechne

MaryJo Kopechne
Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) was an American teacher, secretary, and political campaign specialist who died in a car accident at Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, while she was a passenger in a car being driven by U.S.wikipedia
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Chappaquiddick incident

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Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) was an American teacher, secretary, and political campaign specialist who died in a car accident at Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, while she was a passenger in a car being driven by U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy. The Chappaquiddick incident and Kopechne's death became the topic of at least 15 books, as well as a fictionalized treatment by Joyce Carol Oates.
The late-night accident was caused by Senator Ted Kennedy's negligence and resulted in the death of his 28-year-old passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, who was trapped inside the vehicle.

Ted Kennedy

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Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) was an American teacher, secretary, and political campaign specialist who died in a car accident at Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, while she was a passenger in a car being driven by U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.
The Chappaquiddick incident in 1969 resulted in the death of his automobile passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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Kopechne was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, although she is sometimes described as being from nearby Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.
Mary Jo Kopechne, passenger killed in car driven by Ted Kennedy at Chappaquidick

Boiler Room Girls

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During his campaign, she worked as one of the Boiler Room Girls; this was an affectionate nickname given to six young women whose office area was in a hot, loud, windowless location in Kennedy's Washington campaign headquarters.
The group remained in contact and were brought together for several reunions prior to that on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969, which ended with the death of "boiler room" team member MaryJo Kopechne.

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

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When Kopechne was an infant, the family moved to Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.
Mary Jo Kopechne (1940–1969), political aide who drowned off Chappaquiddick Island when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) drove his car off a bridge on July 18, 1969.

Martha's Vineyard

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On July 18, 1969, Kopechne attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island, off the east coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
The island received international notoriety after the "Chappaquiddick incident" of July 18, 1969, in which Mary Jo Kopechne was killed in a car driven off the Dike Bridge by U.S. Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy.

Chappaquiddick (film)

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* Chappaquiddick, 2017 film about the incident
The film stars Jason Clarke as Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, with Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown, and Olivia Thirlby in supporting roles.

Black Water (novella)

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The Chappaquiddick incident and Kopechne's death became the topic of at least 15 books, as well as a fictionalized treatment by Joyce Carol Oates.
The story parallels the 1969 Chappaquiddick accident, in which Mary Jo Kopechne drowned.

Joan Bennett Kennedy

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The service was attended by Kennedy, his wife Joan, his sister-in-law Ethel, and hundreds of onlookers.
In July 1969, Ted Kennedy was involved in a car accident at a bridge off Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts that resulted in the death of his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Chappaquiddick Island

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On July 18, 1969, Kopechne attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island, off the east coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Chappaquiddick became internationally known following an eponymous incident in 1969, when U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy claimed to have accidentally driven his car off the island's Dike Bridge, fatally trapping his 28-year-old passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, inside the vehicle.

Caldwell University

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She graduated with a degree in business administration from Caldwell College for Women in 1962.
Mary Jo Kopechne (1940–1969), who drowned while riding as a passenger in a car driven by U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy. The circumstances of her drowning death at Chappaquiddick Island remain controversial, with her death regarded as a major hindrance to the Presidential aspirations of Kennedy.

United States Senate

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Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) was an American teacher, secretary, and political campaign specialist who died in a car accident at Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, while she was a passenger in a car being driven by U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

Forty Fort, Pennsylvania

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Kopechne was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, although she is sometimes described as being from nearby Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.

Polish Americans

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Kopechne was of part Polish heritage.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Two of her grandparents were coal miners from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and her family history in the Wyoming Valley area of northeastern Pennsylvania goes back 250 years.

Wyoming Valley

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Two of her grandparents were coal miners from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and her family history in the Wyoming Valley area of northeastern Pennsylvania goes back 250 years.

Parochial school

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Growing up, she attended parochial schools.

Business administration

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She graduated with a degree in business administration from Caldwell College for Women in 1962.

Montgomery, Alabama

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After graduation, Kopechne moved to Montgomery, Alabama, for a year at the Mission of St. Jude, an activity that was part of the Civil Rights Movement.

Civil rights movement

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After graduation, Kopechne moved to Montgomery, Alabama, for a year at the Mission of St. Jude, an activity that was part of the Civil Rights Movement.

Washington, D.C.

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By 1963, Kopechne relocated to Washington, D.C., to work as secretary for Florida Senator George Smathers.

Florida

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By 1963, Kopechne relocated to Washington, D.C., to work as secretary for Florida Senator George Smathers.

George Smathers

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By 1963, Kopechne relocated to Washington, D.C., to work as secretary for Florida Senator George Smathers.

New York (state)

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She joined New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy's secretarial staff following his election in November 1964.

Robert F. Kennedy

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She joined New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy's secretarial staff following his election in November 1964.