Edward Kennedy
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1932
Date of Death: 2009
Cause of Death: Brain cancer
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Author of Fiction, Author of Non-Fiction, Lawyer, Politician
Parents: Joseph and Rose Kennedy
Spouse: Joan Bennett (div. 1982), Victoria Reggie
Children: Kara, Edward Jr., Patrick J.
Relatives: Joseph Jr., John F., Robert (brothers), Michael, John F. Jr. (nephews)
Military Branch: United States Army (1951-1953)
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): United States Senator from Massachusetts (1962-2009)
Fictional Appearances:
State of Jefferson
POD: Pre-history;
Relevant POD: 1919
Appearance(s): "Typecasting"
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was a Democratic United States Senator from Massachusetts. Winning a special election to the Senate in 1962, as well as eight standard elections over the next 47 years, he was the fourth-longest-serving senator in United States history. The most prominent living member of the Kennedy family for many years, he was the last surviving son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy; the youngest brother of Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (a casualty of World War II), President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy (both victims of assassination); and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.

Kennedy, known for his charisma and oratorical skills, was known as "The Lion of the Senate" through his long tenure and influence, which included 300 bills from his office being enacted into law. However, his Presidential aspirations were hindered by his 1969 conviction for a traffic violation which resulted in a fatality. His one serious campaign, in 1980, resulted in a Democratic primary campaign loss to incumbent President Jimmy Carter.

Edward Kennedy in State of Jefferson[]

In the lead-up to the 1980 election, Ted Kennedy unsuccessfully challenged incumbent President Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin A. Smith II
United States Senator from Massachusetts
November 7, 1962 – August 25, 2009
Succeeded by
Paul G. Kirk