Ted Kennedy

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Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009), also called Teddy, was an American politician who served in the United States Senate from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009.wikipedia
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Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

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He was also the last surviving, longest-living, and youngest son of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy.
Kennedy was married to Rose Kennedy, and three of their nine children attained distinguished political positions: President John F. Kennedy (1917–1963), Attorney General and Senator Robert F. Kennedy (1925–1968), and longtime Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (1932–2009).

Robert F. Kennedy

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He was the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy—the 35th President of the United States—and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. His eight elder siblings were Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, and Jean.
Kennedy, like his brothers John and Edward, was a prominent member of the Democratic Party and has come to be viewed by some historians as an icon of modern American liberalism.

1980 United States presidential election

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His only attempt, in the 1980 election, resulted in a Democratic primary campaign loss to the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter, who was later defeated in the general election by Republican opponent Ronald Reagan.
Carter's unpopularity and poor relations with Democratic leaders encouraged an intra-party challenge by Senator Ted Kennedy, a younger brother of former President John F. Kennedy.

List of United States Senators in the 111th Congress by seniority

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A member of the Democratic Party, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the [[List of members of the United States Congress by longevity of service#Senate time|third-longest-continuously-serving senator]] in United States history.
John Kerry was the most senior junior senator from the opening of the 111th Congress until the death of Ted Kennedy in August 2009, whereupon Tom Harkin took on the distinction.

Mary Jo Kopechne

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The Chappaquiddick incident in 1969 resulted in the death of his automobile passenger, Mary Jo 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. Senator Ted Kennedy.

1962 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts

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Ted Kennedy was 30 years old when he first entered the Senate following a November 1962 special election in Massachusetts to fill the vacant seat previously held by his brother, John, who had taken office as the president.
The election was won by Edward M. Kennedy, the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy, who would remain Senator until his death in 2009, 47 years later.

Patrick J. Kennedy

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He was the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy—the 35th President of the United States—and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. Together, Ted and Joan had three children: Kara (1960–2011), Ted Jr. (b. 1961) and Patrick (b.1967).
A member of the Kennedy family, he is the youngest son of the long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and is a nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

Rose Kennedy

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He was also the last surviving, longest-living, and youngest son of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy.
She was the wife of businessman and investor Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., who was United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, formally known as Ambassador to the Court of St. James's in the UK. Their nine children included President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy.

John F. Kennedy

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He was the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy—the 35th President of the United States—and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. His eight elder siblings were Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, and Jean.
Kennedy had an elder brother, Joseph Jr., and seven younger siblings: Rosemary, Kathleen "Kick", Eunice, Patricia, Robert "Bobby", Jean, and Edward "Ted".

The Dream Shall Never Die

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His 1968 eulogy for his brother Robert and his 1980 rallying cry for modern American liberalism were among his best-known speeches.
"The Dream Shall Never Die" was a speech delivered by United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention on August 12, 1980.

Jimmy Carter

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His only attempt, in the 1980 election, resulted in a Democratic primary campaign loss to the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter, who was later defeated in the general election by Republican opponent Ronald Reagan.
In 1980, Carter faced a primary challenge from Senator Ted Kennedy, but he won re-nomination at the 1980 Democratic National Convention.

No Child Left Behind Act

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As such, Kennedy played a major role in passing many laws, including the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the National Cancer Act of 1971, the COBRA health insurance provision, the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Ryan White AIDS Care Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Mental Health Parity Act, the S-CHIP children's health program, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
It was coauthored by Representatives John Boehner (R-OH), George Miller (D-CA), and Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Judd Gregg (R-NH).

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

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His eight elder siblings were Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, and Jean.
She was a sister of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.

1964 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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He was elected to a full six-year term in 1964 and was later re-elected seven more times until his death.
The United States Senate election of 1964 in Massachusetts was held on November 3, 1964, with the incumbent Democratic senator, Ted Kennedy, defeating his challengers.

Children's Health Insurance Program

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As such, Kennedy played a major role in passing many laws, including the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the National Cancer Act of 1971, the COBRA health insurance provision, the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Ryan White AIDS Care Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Mental Health Parity Act, the S-CHIP children's health program, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
The legislation to create it was sponsored by Senator Ted Kennedy in a partnership with Senator Orrin Hatch, with support coming from First Lady Hillary Clinton during the Clinton administration.

Jean Kennedy Smith

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His eight elder siblings were Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, and Jean.
Her siblings include President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Senator Ted Kennedy, and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Rosemary Kennedy

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His eight elder siblings were Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, and Jean.
Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy (September 13, 1918 – January 7, 2005) was the oldest daughter born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and was a sister of President of the United States John F. Kennedy, and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.

1980 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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His only attempt, in the 1980 election, resulted in a Democratic primary campaign loss to the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter, who was later defeated in the general election by Republican opponent Ronald Reagan.
Although Hugh Carey and William Proxmire decided not to run, Senator Edward M. Kennedy finally made his long-expected run at the presidency.

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

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As such, Kennedy played a major role in passing many laws, including the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the National Cancer Act of 1971, the COBRA health insurance provision, the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Ryan White AIDS Care Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Mental Health Parity Act, the S-CHIP children's health program, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
Representative Emanuel Celler of New York proposed the bill, Senator Philip Hart of Michigan co-sponsored it, and Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts helped to promote it.

Massachusetts

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Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009), also called Teddy, was an American politician who served in the United States Senate from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009.
Children of businessman and ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. included John F. Kennedy, who was a senator and U.S. president before his assassination in 1963, Robert F. Kennedy, who was a senator, U.S. attorney general, and presidential candidate before his assassination in 1968, Ted Kennedy, a senator from 1962 until his death in 2009, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a co-founder of the Special Olympics.

Bronxville, New York

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As a childhood, Ted was frequently uprooted, by his family's moves among Bronxville, New York; Hyannis Port, Massachusetts; Palm Beach, Florida; and the Court of St. James's, in London, England.
In 1958 future-senator Ted Kennedy married Joan Bennett in St. Joseph's Church.

Patricia Kennedy Lawford

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His eight elder siblings were Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, and Jean.
Patricia Helen "Pat" Kennedy Lawford (May 6, 1924 – September 17, 2006) was an American socialite and the sixth of nine children of Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. She was a sister of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Ted Kennedy.

Joan Bennett Kennedy

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In October 1957 (early in his second year of law school), Kennedy met Joan Bennett at Manhattanville College; they were introduced after a dedication speech for a gymnasium that his family had donated at the campus.
Virginia Joan Kennedy (née Bennett, born September 2, 1936) is an American socialite, musician, author, and former model, and was the first wife of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

Kara Kennedy

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Together, Ted and Joan had three children: Kara (1960–2011), Ted Jr. (b. 1961) and Patrick (b.1967).
She was the oldest of the three children of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts and Joan Bennett Kennedy, and a niece of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Kennedy Compound

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He died of the disease at age 77 on August 25, 2009, at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
It was once the home of American businessman, investor, politician and U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, Joseph P. Kennedy, his wife Rose, and their family that included sons, U.S. President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.