Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, is a well-known environmental lawyer, writer, and anti-vaccine activist.
He is also a member of the prominent Kennedy family, which has produced two US presidents, several senators, and other notable figures.
Kennedy’s parents were both influential figures in their own right. His father, Robert F. Kennedy, was a US senator and attorney general who was assassinated in 1968 while running for president. His mother, Ethel Kennedy, is a philanthropist and social activist who has been involved in numerous causes, including civil rights, women’s rights, and environmental protection.
Robert F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1925. He was the seventh of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. His father was a successful businessman and politician who served as the US ambassador to Great Britain during World War II. His mother was a socialite and philanthropist who was active in Democratic politics.
Kennedy graduated from Harvard University and the University of Virginia Law School. After serving in the US Navy during World War II, he began his legal career in New York City. In 1952, he moved to Washington, D.C., to work for his brother John F. Kennedy, who was then a US senator.
In 1960, Robert F. Kennedy was elected to the US Senate from New York. He served in the Senate until 1964, when he resigned to become his brother’s attorney general. As attorney general, Kennedy played a leading role in the civil rights movement and the War on Poverty. He was also a vocal critic of the Vietnam War.
In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy ran for president of the United States. He won several primaries, but he was assassinated in Los Angeles on June 6, 1968. His assassination was a major national tragedy, and it shocked the world.
Ethel Kennedy was born in New York City in 1928. She was the daughter of George Skakel, a wealthy businessman, and Ann Brannack Skakel. She attended Manhattanville College and Radcliffe College.
In 1950, Ethel Kennedy married Robert F. Kennedy. The couple had 11 children together. Kennedy was a devoted wife and mother. She was also a strong supporter of her husband’s political career.
After her husband’s assassination, Kennedy continued to be active in public life. She has been involved in numerous causes, including civil rights, women’s rights, and environmental protection. She is also the founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.