Joseph Sr.

Businessman, political figure, and father of John F. Kennedy Joseph Sr.

Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Sr. was a prominent American businessman, investor, and government official. Kennedy, an Irish American, was the father of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, United States Attorney General and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy, naval officer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. , Special Olympics co-founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and former U.S.
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Chambers: Ronnie Hults should be crowd favorite Saturday at Colorado National ... - Denver Post
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Ben Kennedy, 19, is the great-grandson of the late NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. Kennedy has made nine starts in the K&N Pro Series East (one top-five finish) and will be making his Pro Series West debut. No word if Lesa Kennedy also will be in town
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2011 All-district softball - San Antonio Express
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Jefferson: Aurora Felan, CF, sr. Kennedy: Nicole Ibarra, C, soph.; Amber Lopez, CF, jr.; Samantha Valdez, 2B/1B, sr.; Laura Sampayo, 2B/P, sr. Lanier: Marina Cardenas, DP/P, sr. Memorial: Briana Contreras, C/SS, jr. Southside: Julie Gonzales, CF, sr.;
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Group Championships from South Plainfield -- Live (or at least tape delayed ... - The Star-Ledger - (blog)
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... 1 11 440 Anthony Harrell SR MORRISTOWN 11.47 11.37 NWI 1 12 732 Juwan Petties-Jack JR SOMERVILLE 11.59 11.50 NWI 2 13 631 Ryan Zauk SR RAMAPO 11.46 11.53 NWI 3 13 760 Jamal Williams JR TEANECK 11.36 11.53 NWI 1 15 303 Andre Sylvester SR KENNEDY,
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Migrants suffer over citizenship - Irish Independent
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"While other countries encourage migrants to become citizens in order to share those countries' values, Ireland could be seen to be using the process and its injustices as a way to prevent people from becoming citizens." Sr Kennedy said the present
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2011 Girls basketball all-district teams - San Antonio Express
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Jefferson: Brittany Garza, sr. Kennedy: Alyssa Ramos, sr. Lanier: Samantha Cortinas, jr.; Zoie Cuellar, sr. Memorial: Diamond Maldonado, sr. Southside: Julie Gonzalez, sr. Second team: Brackenridge: Dorene Ramirez, soph. Burbank: Karina Martinez, jr
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KENNEDY-James G. Sr. The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the City of New York, records with profound sorrow the death of James G. Kennedy, Sr., a Member of the Society, and extends sincere sympathy to his family. William J. Cronin, President Robert J. Reilly, Historian
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KENNEDY-James G., Sr. Irish wit and quiet good works embodied the spirit of this gallant gentleman. Knowing Jim, he's probably busy with the Lord right now renovating Heaven! Steve McFadden
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KENNEDY-James G. Sr. At home on December 24, 1997. James G. Kennedy Sr., Chairman of the Board of James G. Kennedy & Co., Inc., began his career as a plasterer for the old Davis, Brown Company. He was born in Manhattan's Harlem and attended Townsend Harris High School. ''Back then, it was a high school for City College,'' he recalled. Mr. Kennedy
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  • 1969
    Age 80
    He died at home in Hyannis Port on November 18, 1969, two months after his 81st birthday; he had outlived three of his four sons and one of his five daughters.
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  • 1964
    Age 75
    In the alternate history novel Fatherland by Robert Harris set in 1964, the senior Kennedy—not his son John F. Kennedy—is president of the United States and about to arrive in Berlin to conclude a treaty with Adolf Hitler.
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    Kennedy did regain certain functions with the help of therapies; most notably, he went to The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in 1964, a Philadelphia center that teaches therapies for people with brain injuries.
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  • 1961
    Age 72
    On December 19, 1961, at the age of 73, Kennedy suffered another stroke.
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    However, in 1961, Joe Kennedy suffered a stroke that placed even more limitations on his influence in his sons' political careers.
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  • 1960
    Age 71
    In 1960 Kennedy approached Nixon, praised his anti-Communism, and said "Dick, if my boy can't make it, I'm for you" for the presidential election that year.
  • 1954
    Age 65
    When the Senate voted to censure McCarthy on December 2, 1954, Senator Kennedy was in the hospital and never indicated then or later how he would vote.
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    By 1954 Robert F. Kennedy and McCarthy's chief aide Roy Cohn had had a falling out, and Robert no longer worked for McCarthy.
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    In 1954, when the Senate was threatening to condemn McCarthy, Senator John Kennedy faced a dilemma. "How could I demand that Joe McCarthy be censured for things he did when my own brother was on his staff?" asked JFK.
  • 1953
    Age 64
    In 1953 at Kennedy's urging McCarthy hired Robert Kennedy (age 27) as a senior staff member of the Senate's investigations subcommittee, which McCarthy chaired.
  • 1952
    Age 63
    In the Senate race of 1952, Kennedy apparently worked a deal so that McCarthy, a Republican, would not make campaign speeches for the GOP ticket in Massachusetts.
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  • 1950
    Age 61
    When McCarthy became a dominant voice of anti-Communism starting in 1950, Kennedy contributed thousands of dollars to McCarthy, and became one of his major supporters.
    Kennedy's close ties with Republican (GOP) Senator Joseph McCarthy strengthened his family's position among Irish Catholics, but weakened it among liberals who strongly opposed McCarthy. Even before McCarthy became famous in 1950, Kennedy had forged close ties with the Republican Senator from Wisconsin.
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  • 1947
    Age 58
    A political conservative (John F. Kennedy once described his father as being to "the right of Herbert Hoover"), Kennedy supported Richard Nixon, who had entered Congress with John in 1947.
  • 1946
    Age 57
    After grieving over his dead son, Joe Sr. then turned his attention to his second son, Jack, for a run for the presidency. After serving as a member of the House of Representatives beginning in 1946, and then a U.S. Senator beginning in 1952, the younger Kennedy entered the Presidential election in 1960, and won it.
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  • 1944
    Age 55
    Kennedy wanted his eldest son, Joe Jr., to become president, but after Joe Jr.'s death in August 1944, he became determined to make his eldest surviving son, John Kennedy, president.
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    With his ambitions to achieve the White House no longer viable, Joe Kennedy held out great hope for his eldest son, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., to seek the presidency. However, Joe Jr., who had become a U.S. Navy bomber pilot, was killed over the English Channel while undertaking Operation Aphrodite, a high-risk, new way to use heavy bombers to strike German missile sites in France, in 1944.
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    On May 6, 1944, his daughter Kathleen married William "Billy" Cavendish, the eldest son of Edward Cavendish, who was the head of one of England's grandest aristocratic families.
  • 1942
    Age 53
    Nevertheless, Kennedy supported Roosevelt's third term in return for Roosevelt's promise to support Joseph Kennedy, Jr., in a run for Governor of Massachusetts in 1942.
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  • 1940
    Age 51
    Kennedy may have wanted to run for president himself in 1940 or later.
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    In the face of national public outcry, and pressure from the Roosevelt Department of State, which no longer wanted him, Kennedy submitted his resignation late in November 1940.
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    Kennedy also argued strongly against giving military and economic aid to the United Kingdom. "Democracy is finished in England. It may be here," he stated in the Boston Sunday Globe of November 10, 1940.
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    His term as ambassador and his political ambitions ended abruptly during the Battle of Britain in November 1940, with the publishing of his controversial remarks suggesting that "Democracy is finished in England.
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    Shortly before the Nazi aerial bombing of British cities began in September 1940, Kennedy once again sought a personal meeting with Hitler, again without the approval of the Department of State, "to bring about a better understanding between the United States and Germany".
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    By August 1940, Kennedy worried that a third term as the President for Roosevelt would mean war.
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  • 1938
    Age 49
    Kennedy rejected the warnings of the prominent Member of Parliament Winston Churchill that any compromise with Nazi Germany was impossible. Instead, Kennedy supported Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's apparent policy of appeasement. Throughout 1938, while the Nazi persecution of the Jews in Germany and Austria intensified, Kennedy attempted to arrange a meeting with Adolf Hitler.
    In 1938, Roosevelt appointed Kennedy as the United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James's (the United Kingdom) in London.
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  • 1936
    Age 47
    In 1936, Kennedy worked with Roosevelt, Bishop Francis Spellman and Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII) to shut Coughlin down.
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  • 1935
    Age 46
    Coughlin swung his support to Huey Long in 1935 and then to William Lemke's Union Party in 1936.
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    He left the SEC in 1935 to take over the Maritime Commission, which built on his wartime experience in running a major shipyard. Father Charles Coughlin was an Irish-Canadian priest near Detroit, who became perhaps the most prominent Roman Catholic spokesman on political and financial issues in the 1930s, with a radio audience that reached millions every week. A strong supporter of Roosevelt in 1932, Coughlin in 1934 broke with the president, who became a bitter opponent of Coughlin's weekly, anti-communist, anti-Semitic, anti–Federal Reserve and isolationist radio talks.
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  • 1933
    Age 44
    After Prohibition of alcohol ended in 1933, Kennedy consolidated an even larger fortune when he traveled to Scotland with Roosevelt's son James to buy distribution rights for Scotch whisky.
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  • 1932
    Age 43
    Kennedy's first major involvement in a national political campaign was his support in 1932 for Franklin D. Roosevelt's bid for the Presidency.
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  • 1928
    Age 39
    In October 1928, he formally merged his film companies FBO and KAO to form Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO) and made a large amount of money in the process.
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    In August 1928, he unsuccessfully tried to run First National Pictures.
  • 1927
    Age 38
    He later purchased another production studio called Pathe Exchange, and merged those two entities with Cecil B. DeMille's Producers Distributing Corporation in March 1927.
  • 1926
    Age 37
    Kennedy moved to Hollywood in March 1926 to focus on running the studio.
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  • 1923
    Age 34
    In 1923, he left Hayden and set up his own investment company.
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  • 1920
    Age 31
    He happened to be on the corner of Wall and Broad Streets at the moment of the Wall Street bombing on September 16, 1920, and was thrown to the ground by the force of the blast.
  • 1919
    Age 30
    In 1919, Kennedy joined the prominent stock brokerage firm of Hayden, Stone & Co. where he became an expert in dealing in the unregulated stock market of the day, engaging in tactics that were later labeled insider trading and market manipulation.
  • 1914
    Age 25
    On October 7, 1914, Kennedy married Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, the eldest daughter of Boston Mayor John F. "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (political rival of P. J.) and Mary Josephine "Josie" Hannon.
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  • 1913
    Age 24
    In 1913, the Columbia Trust Bank, in which his father held a significant share, was under threat of takeover.
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  • 1912
    Age 23
    After graduating from Harvard with an A.B. in economics in 1912, he took his first job as a state-employed bank examiner, allowing him to learn a great deal about the banking industry.
  • 1888
    Born on September 6, 1888.
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