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Edward M. Kennedy

Former U.S. Sen. Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (Feb. 22, 1932 - Aug. 25, 2009) served 37 years as senator for the state of Massachusetts before dying of brain cancer. At the time of his death, he was the third-longest serving senator in U.S. history and was the second-longest active senator in Congress, having held the position since 1962. Kennedy was the youngest of nine children and brother of former President John F. Kennedy and former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy was known as a "liberal lion" for his strong stance and liberal ideology while in politics. In 1980, he ran an unsuccessful bid for the presidency. He left behind a wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, and three children, Edward... Show more »
Former U.S. Sen. Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (Feb. 22, 1932 - Aug. 25, 2009) served 37 years as senator for the state of Massachusetts before dying of brain cancer. At the time of his death, he was the third-longest serving senator in U.S. history and was the second-longest active senator in Congress, having held the position since 1962. Kennedy was the youngest of nine children and brother of former President John F. Kennedy and former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy was known as a "liberal lion" for his strong stance and liberal ideology while in politics. In 1980, he ran an unsuccessful bid for the presidency. He left behind a wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, and three children, Edward M. Kennedy Jr., Kara Anne Kennedy and Patrick Kennedy. « Show less

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  • Dedicating Ted Kennedy institute, Obama recalls senator as consensus builder

    Dedicating Ted Kennedy institute, Obama recalls senator as consensus builder
    President Obama called the work of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy a positive example for a country increasingly weary of politics, saying Monday that he hoped a new institute devoted to Kennedy's work and the Senate he served in could "help plant the seed of noble ambition in future generations."
  • President Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Ted Kennedy

    President Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Ted Kennedy
    President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders on Monday to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an...

    Ted Kennedy honored with new drama award

    Ted Kennedy honored with new drama award
    The late Edward M. Kennedy is being honored with a new drama prize in his name. The annual award, which will be given through Columbia University Libraries in New York, will recognize a new play or musical that explores American history in a meaningful...

    Kennedy suffers a seizure

    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, hospitalized Saturday after apparently suffering a seizure at his home on Cape Cod, Mass., was awake and joking with family members later in the day, a spokeswoman said. The Democratic senator is undergoing tests at...

    Video: Ted Kennedy In Hartford