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Kennedy family
The Kennedy family is a prominent family in American politics and government, descending from Irish farmer John Kennedy and wife Bridget Shallow. John and Bridget's son James Kennedy inherited his father's farm. James and his wife Maria were the parents of four children, including Patrick Kennedy. Patrick, also a farmer, met his wife Bridget Murphy while they were sailing from Ireland to America. Patrick and Bridget were the parents of businessman/politician Patrick Joseph "P.J." Kennedy. P.J. and his wife Mary Augusta Hickey were the parents of U.S. England Ambassador Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Sr.. Joe and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald were the parents of World War II casualty Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Jr., President John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, Senator Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, and longtime Senator Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy. The Kennedy's political involvement has revolved around the Democratic PartyHarvard University educations have been common among them, and they have contributed heavily to that university's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The wealth, glamor, and photogenic quality of the family members, as well as their extensive and continuing involvement in public service, has elevated them to iconic status over the past half-century, with the Kennedys sometimes referred to as "America's Royal Family".

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