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Kennedy might refer to:

A family name of Irish origin. There are many famous Kennedys,[note 1] for example former Supreme Court member Anthony Kennedy. However, the most famous Kennedys, even to those living in Ireland, are the Kennedys of Massachusetts. Those Kennedys include:

  • Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.: Patriarch of the Kennedy clan. Alleged to have been involved with organized crime during Prohibition (but only long after the fact),[1] he later parlayed his fortune into several government posts, including being U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
  • Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald-Kennedy: Daughter of a Massachusetts politician, pushed her sons into politics.
    • Joseph P. Kennedy II: Oldest Kennedy child, killed in a training accident during World War II. Was "supposed" to be president.
    • John F. Kennedy: 35th President of the United States — aka, JFK.
      • John F. Kennedy Jr: America's "Most Eligible Bachelor" until he got married, died in an airplane accident. He is the center of many QAnon conspiracy theories, with many QAnoners believing that he's still alive.
      • Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg: former U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
      • Patrick Bouvier Kennedy: Premature baby who died shortly after being born.
    • Rosemary Kennedy: Possibly had bi-polar disorder but was lobotomized (as was standard practice in the 1940s) and lived her life incapacitated.
    • Kathleen Cavendish (nee Kennedy): Married an English nobleman killed in an airplane accident in France in 1948.
    • Eunice Kennedy Shriver: Wife of Peace Corps founder. Later founded the Special Olympics in honor of her sister Rosemary.
    • Patricia Kennedy Lawford: Married actor Peter Lawford.
    • Robert F. Kennedy: John's Attorney General, later a U.S. Senator representing New York — aka, RFK, assassinated while campaigning for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination.
      • Joseph Kennedy II: Robert's oldest son, named in honor of his uncle. He was a Massachusetts congressman from 1987-1999, succeeding former Speaker of the House Thomas "Tip" O'Neill. Before and after his tenure in Congress he worked at a non-profit called Citizen's Energy, which distributed oil to low income houses. The main donor: PVDSA, the state oil company of Venezuela. He seemed to like Hugo Chavez but not so much his successor Nicolás Maduro.
      • Chris Kennedy: Robert's son, leader of the Illinois branch of the family; businessman, philanthropist, and was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois in 2018.
      • Robert Kennedy, Jr.: Robert's son, a lawyer specializing in product liability and environmental issues, and a co-host on the liberal talk radio program Ring of Fire. Nowadays, however, he is best known for being one of the most prominent anti-vaxxers.
      • Saoirse Kennedy Hill: Daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill and granddaughter of RFK. Died at 22 in 2019 of an apparent drug overdose.
    • Jean Kennedy Smith: Former US Ambassador to Ireland.
    • Edward "Ted" Kennedy: The youngest of Joseph Senior's sons and a long-serving U.S. Senator representing Massachusetts. With almost 47 years on the Senate, he was the fifth-longest-serving senator in US history.
      • Patrick J. Kennedy: A former congressman from Rhode Island from 1995 to 2011, when as a 29 year old nearly got into a brawl with a member three times his age over guns. Also had a DUI incident on Capitol grounds.

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  1. Note that the plural is not spelled "Kennedies."