Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Maryland Politician
Born Jul 4, 1951

Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, is an American attorney who was the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. She ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Maryland in 2002. In 2010 she became the chair of the non-profit American Bridge, an organization that will raise funds for Democratic candidates and causes. She is a member of the Kennedy family.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.


1951 Birth Born on July 4, 1951.
1960 9 Years Old Sauerbrey's allegations included ballot box stuffing, 100% voting in one precinct, voting by numerous dead people, and what she called the Kennedy "precedent"—that unproven rumors that John Kennedy had stolen the 1960 Presidential election proved that his niece Townsend had stolen this election. … Read More


1964 13 Years Old Over the summer of 1964, Kennedy won four blue ribbons for her "excellence in horsemanship".
1965 14 Years Old On August 29, 1965, the fourteen-year-old Kennedy was somersaulted by her horse while competing at Sea Flash Farms in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. … Read More


1973 22 Years Old In 1973, she married David Lee Townsend (b. 1947), whom she had met when he was a graduate student and her tutor at Radcliffe. … Read More
1974 23 Years Old She attended Radcliffe College, receiving her bachelor's degree in history and literature in 1974. … Read More
1980 29 Years Old For several years, she worked as an attorney in New Haven, Connecticut, while her husband attended Yale Law School. She also worked on her uncle Ted Kennedy's 1980 presidential campaign, stumped for local Democrats, and was a policy analyst for the Massachusetts governor's office in the early 1980s.


1984 33 Years Old The family moved to Maryland, her husband's home state, in 1984.
1986 35 Years Old In 1986, Townsend became the first Kennedy to lose a general election when she ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland's strongly Republican second congressional district, using the name Townsend only. … Read More


1994 43 Years Old In 1994, Parris Glendening was running for Governor in a highly contested primary against then-Lt. Governor Melvin A. Steinberg when he selected her as his running mate. … Read More
1995 44 Years Old By the time the hearing began in January 1995, however, Sauerbrey had backed away from the fraud charges and her claim centered on sloppy election procedures and 3,600 challenged ballots. … Read More


2008 57 Years Old Townsend, along with siblings Robert, Jr. and Kerry, endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in the 2008 Democratic primaries. … Read More
2010 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In December 2010, she was appointed chair of American Bridge, a new non-profit that will raise funds for Democratic candidates and causes, and that is intended to be a Democratic counterpart to right-leaning organizations such as American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS.


2011 60 Years Old On June 27, 2011, her daughter Maeve gave birth to a son named Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean. … Read More
2013 62 Years Old On January 3, 2013, Maeve had her second child, a daughter Gabriella. … Read More
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