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https://about.upi.com/terms https://www.upi.com/News_Photos/lp/f4b1d506630a1608002fa1965fa2aa99/ Edward Moore Kennedy, Ted, Teddy, Kennedy, born 22 February 1932, senior United States Senator, Massachusetts, member, Democratic Party, Democrat, liberal, left-winger, left-wing, left wing, office November 1962, second-longest serving member of Senate, most prominent living member of Kennedy family, younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, younger brother of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, staunch advocate of liberal principles, one of the most influential and enduring icons of his party, icon, skillful backroom negotiator, one of nine children, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. father, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy mother, prominent Irish-American family, first wife Joan Kennedy, second wife Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Joan Bennett, daughter Kara Kennedy (born 27 February 1960), son Edward Jr. (born 26 September 1961), son Patrick (born 14 July 1967), surrogate father for his brothers' 13 children, Chairman Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, Judiciary Committee, Chairman Immigration Subcommittee, Armed Services Committee, Chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, Congressional Joint Economic Committee, founder Congressional Friends of Ireland, trustee John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Senate Majority Whip 1969 - 1971, Chappaquiddick incident, 1969 death Mary Jo Kopechne, candidate Democratic nomination, 1980 presidential election, campaign against president Jimmy Carter, bid unsuccessful, supported Senator John Kerry’s bid run for president, prodigious cross-aisle dealer, helped pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act 2007, major player bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act 2001, staunch pro-choice advocate, Catholic Church dispute, opposed to Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, gun control, supports same-sex marriages, opposes Iraq war

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)