Robert F. Kennedy

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Date of Birth November 20, 1925
Place of Birth Brookline, Massachusetts
Date of Death Jun 6, 1968 (42)
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Robert F. Kennedy

Robert Francis Kennedy, sometimes referred to by the initials RFK and occasionally Bobby, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. 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. Kennedy was born into a wealthy, political family in Brookline, Massachusetts. After serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a seaman apprentice from 1944 to 1946, Kennedy returned to his studies at Harvard University, graduating in 1948. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia, and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1951.

Born: Robert Francis Kennedy, November 20, 1925, Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: June 6, 1968, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death: Assassination
Political party: Democratic
Relations: Kennedy family
Children: Kathleen, Joseph, Robert Jr, David, Courtney, Michael, Kerry, Chris, Max, Douglas, Rory
Parents: Joseph P. Kennedy Sr, Rose Fitzgerald
Education: Harvard University (AB), University of Virginia (LLB)
Preceded by: Kenneth Keating
Succeeded by: Charles Goodell
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About Robert F. Kennedy

U.S. Senator from New York and Attorney General under his brother John's administration who was assassinated in 1968 while he was running for president. He spearheaded many of the civil rights initiatives that the Kennedy Administration put forward.

Before Fame

Shortly before his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an apprentice seaman and later graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Achievement

He gave a somber speech in the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Indianapolis's inner city, and while riots broke out in 60 cities in the wake of the assassination, not one broke out in Indianapolis. Many people attribute this fact to his heartfelt speech.

Family Life

He married Ethel Skakel in 1950, and the couple had 11 kids between 1951 and 1968.

Associations

He was devastated after his brother, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963, and he supported his sister-in-law, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for the remainder of his life.

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