KENNEDY, Joseph Patrick, II

KENNEDY, Joseph Patrick, II
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1952–

Biography

KENNEDY, Joseph Patrick, II, (father of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, III, son of Robert Francis Kennedy, nephew of Edward Moore Kennedy and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and great–grandson of John Francis Fitzgerald; cousin of Patrick Joseph Kennedy), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Brighton, Mass., September 24, 1952; B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass., 1976; established and operated Citizens Energy Corporation and other public-interest energy companies; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Boston, MA
Papers: 1987-1999, 200 feet. The papers of Congressman Joseph Patrick Kennedy currently are closed.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard Universtiy
Schlesinger Library

Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Melissa Ludtke Papers, 1977-1997, 2 cartons and 1 file box. The papers include information Melissa Ludtke acquired while working for Joseph Kennedy's first campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Sullivan, Gerald and Michael Kenney. The Race for the Eighth: The Making of a Congressional Campaign: Joe Kennedy’s Successful Pursuit of a Political Legacy. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

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