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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.[ Top ]