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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


1/17/1954, Washington, DC, USA

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  • Trivia

    • Numerous Hollywood A-listers, including Meg Ryan, Ted Danson, Ed Begley Jr., and Martin Short, report that they consider Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to be their environmental hero.

    • Mr. Kennedy is one of eleven children born to Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy.

    • Mr. Kennedy is the younger brother of former US Congressman from Massachusetts, Joseph P. Kennedy II. He is also the nephew of Senator Edward M. Kennedy from Massachusetts and President John F. Kennedy.

    • In 2005, Mr. Kennedy published his first children's book. It was called St. Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy and is about the his patron saint...the man he describes as his hero.

    • Mr. Kennedy describes himself as a devout Roman Catholic who attends daily mass.

    • Mr. Kennedy has reported that his hero is St. Francis of Assisi.

    • Mr. Kennedy has a degree in environmental law.

    • Mr. Kennedy is the son of former presidential candidate and former US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy--former Democratic senator from New York.

  • Quotes

    • Robert F, Kennedy, Jr.: Saint Francis of Assisi is my hero because he understood the connection between spirituality and the environment. He understood the way that God communicates to us most forcefully is through the fishes and the birds and the trees and that it is a sin to destroy those things.

    • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: (Regarding his family's response during the Cuban Missile Crisis) I remember there being a discussion at home with my father about whether or not we should be moved. There was a bunker under Camp David, where there was room for us. But there were two considerations that I remember my father articulating at that time. One was that we shouldn't be moved, because it would cause other people to panic if we were moved out of Washington; and the other one was that, if there a nuclear war, none of us would want to be around afterwards, anyway.

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