Posts Tagged ‘Ted Kennedy’

Edward Kennedy Obituary

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009


Edward Kennedy dies at 77; ‘liberal lion of the Senate’




The Massachusetts Democrat was the last surviving son in a legendary political family. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008.


By Rich Simon and Claudia Luther
Los Angeles Times
August 26, 2009


Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat and icon of American liberal politics who was the last surviving brother of a legendary political family, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., his family announced. He was 77.


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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Obituary

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009


Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics founder and sister of JFK, dies at 88


Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Sargent Shriver and his wife Eunice watch a satirical presentation on a day in the life of Shriver by the staff of the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington in April 1968, upon his appointment as ambassador to France.


Shriver, the mother of Maria Shriver, advocated tirelessly for the mentally disabled. Her contributions to the disability rights movement have been called the greatest Kennedy legacy.


By Valerie J. Nelson and Elizabeth Mehren
Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2009


Eunice Kennedy Shriver, whose advocacy for the mentally disabled helped bring people with special needs into the mainstream of American life, has died. She was 88.


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