Knowledge Identifier: +Robert_F._Kennedy
Born in 1925.
Countries: United States (71%), (5%), Israel (2%)
Linked to: Democratic Party, Republican Party, United States Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management, University of Virginia
In September 1927, the Kennedy family moved to Riverdale, New York, a wealthy neighborhood in the Bronx, two years later, moved northeast to Bronxville, New York
In March 1938, when he was 12, Kennedy sailed with his mother and his four youngest siblings to England, after his father had begun serving as ambassador
He attended the private Gibbs School for Boys in London for seventh grade, returning to the U.S. just before the outbreak of war in 1939
After he stepped down as ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1940, Joe, Sr. focused his attention on his first born, Joseph, Jr., planning that he would enter politics and be elected president
In September 1942, Kennedy transferred to Milton Academy, a third boarding school in Milton, Massachusetts, for eleventh and twelfth grades
On December 15, 1945, the U.S. Navy commissioned the destroyer , and shortly thereafter granted Kennedy's request to be released from naval-officer training to serve aboard "Kennedy", starting on February 1, 1946, as a seaman apprentice on the ship's shakedown cruise in the Caribbean
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. - In 1946, the Navy named a destroyer for Kennedy, the , aboard which his younger brother Robert F. Kennedy briefly served
On June 17, 1950, Kennedy married Ethel Skakel at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut
Jack Paar - The program featured clips of Paar with guests including Jonathan Winters, Woody Allen, Judy Garland, Bill Cosby , Peter Ustinov, Richard Burton, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy , Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater, and many others compiled from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as more recent interviews with people who worked with Paar
Kennedy graduated from law school in June 1951 and flew with Ethel to Greenwich to stay in his father-in-law's guest house
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. - In 1952, Robert F. Kennedy named his eldest son Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, in memory of his brother Joseph, Jr.
He gained national attention as the chief counsel of the Senate Labor Rackets Committee from 1957 to 1959, where he publicly challenged Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa over the corrupt practices of the union, and published "The Enemy Within", a book about corruption in organized labor
Jimmy Hoffa - Robert F. Kennedy, who had pursued Hoffa for several years, since the McClellan-led U.S. Senate Labor industry hearings of 1957, stepped down as Attorney General in 1964, after the second Hoffa conviction, to run successfully for the New York seat in the November 1964 United States Senate election
Thomas Braden - During John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, she reportedly ghosted a weekly newspaper column, "Campaign Wife", for Jacqueline Kennedy, who could not understand the respect of her husband and brother-in-law, Robert F. Kennedy, for Braden's opinions
Fraternal Order of Police - During the 1960s the FOP opposed the creation of police review boards, spearheaded by Robert F. Kennedy, at one point describing them as a "sinister movement against law enforcement"
John Seigenthaler - Frustrated by the leadership of "Tennessean" publisher Silliman Evans, Jr., Seigenthaler resigned in 1960 to serve as an administrative assistant to incoming Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
Marilyn Monroe - In the Hoover book, Summers concludes that Monroe was in love with President Kennedy and wanted to marry him in the early 1960s; that she called the White House frequently; and that, when the married President had to break off their affair, Monroe became even more depressed, and turned to Robert Kennedy, who visited Monroe in Los Angeles the day that she died
Maya Plisetskaya - When she traveled abroad in the 1960s, the Soviet secret police requested that she encourage the interest of Robert F. Kennedy, which she declined
As one of President Kennedy's closest White House advisers, Robert Kennedy played a crucial role in the events surrounding the Berlin Crisis of 1961
Dovey Johnson Roundtree - It was not until the summer of 1961, when the violence resulting from the Freedom Riders' campaign prompted Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to take action against the ICC that the impact of the "Keys" case was felt
However, the burial of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, the infant son of President Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, who died two days after birth in August 1963, and the couple's stillborn daughter Arabella occurred at night
Massachusetts - Children of businessman and ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. included John F. Kennedy, who was a senator and U.S. president before his assassination in 1963, Robert F. Kennedy, who was a senator, U.S. attorney general, and presidential candidate before his assassination in 1968, Ted Kennedy, a senator from 1962 until his death in 2009, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a co-founder of the Special Olympics
Mary Jo Kopechne - She joined New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy's secretarial staff following his election in November 1964
He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968
After the assassination of his brother, Robert Kennedy undertook a 1966 tour of South Africa in which he championed the cause of the anti-apartheid movement
An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1968 election
Easy Rider - Despite being filmed in the first half of 1968, roughly between Mardi Gras and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, with production starting on February 22 the film did not have a U.S. premiere until July 1969, after having won an *award at the Cannes film festival in May 1969 . The delay was partially due to a protracted editing process
Lally Weymouth - From 1968 to 1969, Weymouth worked for Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Rudy Giuliani - He has stated that he admires the Kennedy family, and volunteered for Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1968
John Stewart (musician) - He later toured with Robert F. Kennedy's ill-fated 1968 presidential campaign and met and married fellow folk singer Buffy Ford , and began recording a string of albums
Charles Redding Pitt - He was active in campaign for Robert F. Kennedy in the 1968 presidential election
Abram Chayes - He worked on the 1968 presidential campaign of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, wrote articles on nuclear arms control, co-authored a book with Jerome Wiesner, President Kennedy's Science Adviser, on Anti-Ballistic Missiles and strategic policy, and advised Democratic members of the Senate in the debate in the early 1970s over ABM deployment
Warren Beatty - In 1968, he campaigned with Senator Robert F. Kennedy in his bid for the Democratic nomination
Mary McGrory - McGrory was assigned by the Star to travel with Robert F. Kennedy during his ill fated 1968 presidential campaign and became close to his wife Ethel at the time
Robert McNamara - McNamara became one of the few members of the Kennedy Administration to work and socialize with Kennedy, and he became so close to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy that he served as a pallbearer at the younger Kennedy's funeral in 1968
Sam Yorty - Support among the Anglo middle classes fell after he was embroiled in the controversy following the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel after outraging prosecutors in the Kennedy case by freely commenting on the evidence
California State University, Northridge - In March 1968, Presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy drew a crowd of 12,000 with student demonstrators burning draft cards
Abigail Folger - From April to May 1968, Folger became a political volunteer for the presidential campaign of New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Mary Jo Kopechne - Kopechne was devastated emotionally by the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968
Rosemary Clooney - She joined the presidential campaign of close friend Robert F. Kennedy, and heard the shots when he was assassinated on June 5, 1968
At Folsom Prison - The single suffered a setback, however, when Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968
D.C. Stadium in Washington, D.C. was renamed Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in 1969
Peter Edelman - Following Kennedy's assassination, Edelman spent brief periods working as deputy director for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, issues director for Arthur Goldberg's New York gubernatorial campaign, and vice president of the University of Massachusetts from 1972 to 1975
Frank Mankiewicz - He has been president of National Public Radio, regional director for the Peace Corps in Latin America, campaign director for 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, and press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y.
Kennedy is portrayed by John Shea in the 1983 TV miniseries "Kennedy"
Kerry Kennedy - She established the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights in 1988 and was the Executive Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial until 1995
United States Department of Justice - The building was renamed in honor of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in 2001
The "Family Jewels" documents, declassified by the CIA in 2007, suggest that before the Bay of Pigs invasion Attorney General Kennedy personally authorized one such assassination attempt
On June 4, 2008, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Kennedy, the New York State Assembly voted to rename the Triborough Bridge in New York City the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge, the second bridge in New York City named in honor of the former New York Senator, the RFK Draw Bridge being the first
Bill Ayers - On September 23, 2010 William Ayers was unanimously denied emeritus status by the University of Illinois, after a speech by the university's board chair Christopher G. Kennedy , containing the quote "I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father, Robert F. Kennedy
Carlos Marcello - In Bryce Zabel's 2014 novel "Surrounded by Enemies: A Breakpoint Novel", in an alternate universe where President Kennedy survived the assassination, but agent Clint Hill and Texas Governor John Connally were killed, President Kennedy talked to his brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, discussing suspects, including Marcello
He is played by Peter Sarsgaard in the 2016 film about Jacqueline Kennedy, "Jackie"
In 2019, Kennedy's "Speech on the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant"