Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968

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Birth 1925-11-20
Death 1968-06-06

Biographical notes:

Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968), brother of former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was a Senator from New York. He graduated from Milton Academy in Massachusetts, and served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1944 to 1946. Kennedy later graduated from Harvard University in 1948 and then from the University of Virginia Law School in 1951. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1951. He worked as an attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice from 1951 to 1952, and then as a campaign manager for his brother, Congressman John F. Kennedy for his election to the United States Senate in 1952. Kennedy then served as assistant counsel for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 1953, and as assistant counsel for the Hoover Commission in the same year. He was chief counsel to the minority for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 1954, and chief counsel and staff director in 1955. From 1957 to 1960, Kennedy was chief counsel of Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field, and also worked as campaign manager for Senator John F. Kennedy's election to the Presidency in 1960. He served as Attorney General of the United States from January 1961, until his resignation on September 3, 1964, to be a candidate for the United States Senate. He was elected as a Democrat from New York to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1965, until his death. Kennedy was assassinated in a Los Angeles, California, hotel on June 6, 1968, while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.


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