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Ted Kennedy
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
November 7, 1962 â€“ August 25, 2009
Preceded by Benjamin A. Smith II
Succeeded by Paul G. Kirk
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
In office
January 3, 2007 â€“ August 25, 2009
Preceded by Mike Enzi
Succeeded by Tom Harkin
In office
June 6, 2001 â€“ January 3, 2003
Preceded by Jim Jeffords
Succeeded by Judd Gregg
In office
January 3, 2001 â€“ January 20, 2001
Preceded by Jim Jeffords
Succeeded by Jim Jeffords
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources
In office
January 3, 1987 â€“ January 3, 1995
Preceded by Orrin Hatch
Succeeded by Nancy Kassebaum
Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
In office
January 3, 1979 â€“ January 3, 1981
Preceded by James Eastland
Succeeded by Strom Thurmond
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1969 â€“ January 3, 1971
Leader Mike Mansfield
Preceded by Russell B. Long
Succeeded by Robert Byrd
Personal details
Born Edward Moore Kennedy
(1932-02-22)February 22, 1932
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died August 25, 2009(2009-08-25) (aged 77)
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, U.S.
Cause of death Brain cancer
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Section 45, Grave S-45-B
38°52′51″N 77°04′17″W / 38.88094°N 77.07140°W / 38.88094; -77.07140
Political party Democratic

Joan Bennett Kennedy
(m. 1958; div. 1982)

Victoria Reggie Kennedy
(m. 1992)

Relations See Kennedy family
Children Kara Kennedy
Edward M. Kennedy, Jr.
Patrick J. Kennedy

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
Rose Kennedy

Alma mater Harvard University (A.B.)
University of Virginia (J.D.)


Net worth $43–162 million (USD)[1]
Website tedkennedy.org
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1951–1953
Rank Private 1st Class

Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins.
We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.
Edward Kennedy
Thus, the controversy about the Moral Majority arises not only from its views, but from its name – which, in the minds of many, seems to imply that only one set of public policies is moral and only one majority can possibly be right.
Edward Kennedy
Today, we say the only thing we have to fear is four more years of George Bush.
Edward Kennedy
It's now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam.
Edward Kennedy
Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.
Edward Kennedy
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
Edward Kennedy
Make no mistake about it! There is an organized movement against organized labor and it's called the Bush Administration.
Edward Kennedy
Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.
Edward Kennedy
There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud.
Edward Kennedy
We are giving assurance to the American families that help is on its way.
Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.
Edward Kennedy
For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
Edward Kennedy
We want to support our troops because they didn't make the decision to go there… but I don't think it should be open-ended. We ought to have a benchmark where the administration has to come back and give us a report.
Edward Kennedy
The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
Edward Kennedy
The Republicans are looking after the financial interests of the wealthiest individuals in this country.
Edward Kennedy