Published January 14, 2015
Joseph Kennedy, the millionaire businessman and one-time ambassador to Great Britain, and his wife, Rose, had nine children. Three became senators and one a president.
Joseph Kennedy died in 1969 at age 81 and Rose died in 1995 at 104.
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR., 1915-1944
Died in a plane crash during World War II.
JOHN F. KENNEDY, 1917-1963
A U.S. senator from Massachusetts before he was elected the 35th president of the United States in 1960. Assassinated in Dallas, 1963. Married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953.
ROSEMARY KENNEDY, 1918-2005
Institutionalized through most of her life because of mental disability and a failed lobotomy.
KATHLEEN KENNEDY, 1920-1948
Married to William John Robert Cavendish, the Marquess of Hartington. Died in a plane crash; her husband had been killed in World War II.
EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER, 1921-2009
Founder of the Special Olympics. Married to R. Sargent Shriver Jr., former Peace Corps director and unsuccessful candidate for president in 1976 and vice president in 1972.
PATRICIA KENNEDY LAWFORD, 1924-2006
Married and divorced from actor Peter Lawford.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY, 1925-1968
Former U.S. attorney general, a U.S. senator from New York and a presidential candidate in 1968. Assassinated in Los Angeles, 1968. Married in 1950 to Ethel Skakel. They had 10 children.
JEAN KENNEDY SMITH, 1928-
Served five years as ambassador to Ireland in the Clinton administration. Married Stephen Edward Smith in 1956; he died in 1990.
EDWARD MOORE KENNEDY, 1932-
U.S. senator from Massachusetts since 1962. Married Virginia Joan Bennett 1958; divorced 1983. Married Victoria Reggie in 1992.