Patrick J. Kennedy biography

Patrick J. Kennedy

U.S. Congressperson

1967 –

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Who is Patrick J. Kennedy?

Patrick Joseph Kennedy II is an American politician. He is the former U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district, serving from 1995 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes all of Bristol County and Newport County, and parts of Providence County. Kennedy did not seek re-election in 2010.

A member of the Kennedy political family, he is the younger son of the longtime Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy. At the time of his father's 2009 death, he was the last remaining member of the Kennedy family to serve in an elective office in Washington. When he retired in 2011, it was the first time since 1947 that there were no members of the Kennedy family in public office.

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Born
Jul 14, 1967
Brighton
Also known as
  • Rep. Patrick Kennedy
  • Patrick Joseph Kennedy II
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Providence College
  • Phillips Academy
Lived in
  • Boston
  • Providence
  • Portsmouth
  • Brigantine

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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