Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy


2/22/1932, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.



Birth Name

Edward Moore Kennedy



Also Known As

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Edward Moore Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Ted Kennedy Jr, Sen. Ted Kennedy
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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Ted Kennedy served in the Army from 1951 to 1953.

    • Ted Kennedy is married to Victoria Reggie Kennedy, and they live together in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts with their five children: Kara, Edward Jr., and Patrick Kennedy, and Curran and Caroline Raclin. The couple also has four grandchildren and two stepchildren.

    • Ted Kennedy became Chairman of the Senate Health Subcommittee in 1972 and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1979.

    • Ted Kennedy is a Democratic U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. He was elected to the Senate in 1962, and has since been re-elected to seven full terms. This makes him the second most senior member of the Senate, currently.

    • Ted Kennedy graduated from both Harvard University and the University of Virginia Law School.

    • Ted Kennedy is the brother of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America. He's also the youngest of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy's nine children.

  • Quotes

    • Ted Kennedy: I believe our values as Americans should unite us not divide us. Working "across the isle" on important legislation to improve life for all Americans has been a hallmark of my career in the Senate and it will continue to be the way that we remain productive .

    • Ted Kennedy: (Addressing Report on Declining Job Numbers, December 5, 2008)Today's dire jobs numbers show the unrelenting toll the recession is taking on employees and their families. Now, more than ever, we need a strong economic recovery package that creates jobs, strengthens the safety net, and invests wisely in the nation's future. I look forward to working with President Obama and my colleagues in Congress to end this nightmare and begin a new era of shared prosperity and growth for our country.

    • Ted Kennedy: We need serious proposals to help solve the major health care challenges facing the nation. We need proposals that hold the promise of providing every American with quality health coverage - making sure that it is a right and not a privilege. In the wealthiest and most prosperous nation in the world, no citizen should have to choose between a visit to the doctor and paying the rent or putting food on the table.

  • He is an embarrasment to the Kennedy name

    He is so far to the left, that he won't even listen to anything says with a different opinion it seems. He is so partisan and is losing votes for the Democrats. I have seen Democrat leaders, when asked how they defend people like him and Hillary, they said it is hard to defend them sometimes. They are dragging down the reputation of their party, and he is dragging down the good name that JFK and RFK had set for the Kennedy's. I'm not saying they were perfect but they were open to other opinions from what I know about them through history and shows. Ted should step back and try to have the country's interests in mind instead of just his own political party.moreless