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Robert Francis Kennedy


Born in Brookline, Massachusetts; younger brother of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Served in the U. S. Naval Reserve 1944 to 1946. Married Ethel Skakel June 16, 1950. They had 11 children. Graduate of the University of Virginia Law School in 1951. Admitted to the bar of Massachusetts in 1951.

Appointed by his brother as Attorney General and served January 1961 to September 1964. Elected Senator from New York and served January 3, 1965, to 1968. Campaigned for the presidential nomination in 1968. He was shot and killed in a Los Angeles hotel by Sirhan B. Sirhan.

Kennedy appears on a mint medal as one of the National Historic Series. It was produced in a 3 inch medal (USM 668) and a 1 5/16 inch medal (USM 669).

A 1998 90% silver commemorative dollar honors Kennedy. The obverse was designed by Thomas D. Rogers. Reverse was by Jim Peed.

bio: BDC; BDEB; ConAut; EAB; WAB; WWWA-5

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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