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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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  • 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...
  • Patricia Kennedy Lawford, 82; Sister of John F. Kennedy and Wife of Actor Peter Lawford

    SEE CORRECTION APPENDED Patricia Kennedy Lawford, a sister of President John F. Kennedy whose wedding to actor Peter Lawford in the 1950s was one of the first marriages of politics and Hollywood and provided her brother with many of his closest...
  • Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77

    Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. In nearly...
  • Breaking News: Senator Ted Kennedy Dead at 77

    Breaking News:  Senator Ted Kennedy Dead at 77
    Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has died after a yearlong battle with a brain tumor BOSTON (AP) - Sen. Edward Kennedy has died after a long battle with a brain tumor. He was 77. The youngest of the Kennedy brothers, he became perhaps the most...
  • Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dies at age 77 after yearlong battle with brain cancer

    Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dies at age 77 after yearlong battle with brain cancer
  • "Liberal Lion" Ted Kennedy Remembered

    "Liberal Lion" Ted Kennedy Remembered
    BOSTON -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was a Democrat's Democrat, so much so that he became a rallying point for those in his party and an object of derision for Republican opponents. Yet his affability and capability to span the partisan divide on an array of...
  • Video: Ted Kennedy In Hartford

  • Ted Kennedy: Life in pictures

    Ted Kennedy: Life in pictures
  • Ted Kennedy to be Buried at Arlington

    Ted Kennedy to be Buried at Arlington
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who died Tuesday of brain cancer, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery near his slain brothers, former President John F. Kennedy and former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. An official knowledgeable about the...
  • Remembering Senator Ted Kennedy

    Remembering Senator Ted Kennedy
    UNDATED (AP) - A conservative Republican who didn't often see eye-to-eye with Ted Kennedy says that while his political battles with Kennedy were real, "you couldn't help but like him." Orrin Hatch of Utah says he and Kennedy were "like fighting...
  • Ted Kennedy Pictures, Stories & More

  • We were warned

    At a briefing for conservative journalists before the State of the Union address, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten said President Bush isn't wistful about the close of his presidency and doesn't foresee a day when he will pine to be back in the Oval...