Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy family, celebrates his 80th birthday

Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy family, celebrates his 80th birthday

Former Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the famed Kennedy family, celebrated his 80th birthday at the Kennedy compound on September 6, 1968. Helping him to celebrate were his son, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and his son, Patrick Joseph, one year old. The youngster is the elder Kennedy’s youngest grandson and also his godchild. (UPI Photo/Pool/Files)