Kerry Kennedy

Human Rights Activist
Born Sep 8, 1959

Mary Kerry Kennedy is an American human rights activist and writer. She is the seventh of the eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. She was known as Kerry Kennedy Cuomo from 1991 until 2003.

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1959 Birth Born on September 8, 1959.
1968 8 Years Old Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Three days after her birth, her father resigned as chief counsel of the Senate Rackets Committee. Her father was assassinated in 1968. … Read More


1981 21 Years Old …  She started working in the field of human rights in 1981 as an intern with Amnesty International, where she investigated abuses committed by U.S. immigration officials against refugees from El Salvador. … Read More
1986 26 Years Old Kennedy established RFK Center Partners for Human Rights in 1986 to ensure the protection of rights codified under the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. … Read More
1988 28 Years Old She became president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights (now Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights) in 1988 and was the Executive Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial until 1995.


1990 30 Years Old On June 9, 1990, she married Andrew Cuomo at age 30 in the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington, DC. … Read More


2001 41 Years Old Kennedy was named Woman of the Year 2001 by Save the Children, Humanitarian of the Year Award from the South Asian Media Awards Foundation, and the Prima Donna Award from Montalcino Vineyards.
2005 45 Years Old Kennedy and Cuomo divorced in 2005 during Cuomo's term as New York State Attorney General.
2008 48 Years Old In 2008, she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Medal of Honor and the Thomas More Award from Boston College Law School.
2009 49 Years Old 1 More Event
World Vision and International AIDS Trust gave her the 2009 Human Rights Award. … Read More


2010 50 Years Old The plaintiffs' lead American lawyer reportedly paid Kennedy $50,000 in February 2010, and the plaintiffs' law firm budgeted $10,000 per month for her services, plus $40,000 in expenses in June 2010. … Read More
In July 2012, Kennedy allegedly sideswiped a tractor trailer driven by Rocco Scuiletti on Interstate 684 in Westchester County.
On January 23, 2014, Judge Robert Neary ruled that the drugged-driving case against Kennedy would move forward. … Read More
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