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President John F. Kennedy and his brothers, Ted and Robert F. Kennedy outside of the Oval Office at the White House in August 1963.

The Kennedy family is an American political family that has long been prominent in American politics, public service, entertainment, business, and have held many political positions in the United States Government. The Kennedy family is of Irish and Catholic.

Government offices held[change | change source]

Patrick Joseph Kennedy - United States Representative from Massachusetts from 1884 to 1889, United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1889 to 1895.

Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. - Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from 1934 to 1935, Chairman of the United States Maritime Commission from 1936 to 1938, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1938 to 1940.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy - United States Representative from Massachusetts from 1947 to 1953, United States Senator from Massachusetts, 1953 to 1960 and President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.

Robert Francis Kennedy - United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964, United States Senator from New York from 1965 to 1968.

Jean Kennedy Smith - United States Ambassador to Ireland from 1993 to 1998.

Edward Moore Kennedy - United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1962 to 2009.

Joseph P. Kennedy ll - United States Representative from Massachusetts from 1987 to 1999.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003.

Joseph P. Kennedy lll - United States Representative from Massachusetts from 2013 to 2021.

Edward Moore Kennedy Jr. - United States Senator from Connecticut from 2015 to 2019.

Patrick Joseph Kennedy ll - United States Representative from Rhode Island from 1989 to 1993 and 1995 to 2011.

Caroline Kennedy - United States Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017, United States Ambassador to Australia (nominee, May 2022)