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Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Former name of Jacqueline Kennedy O·nas·sis (ō-năsĭs, ō-näsĭs) 1929-1994.
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First lady of the United States (1961-1963) as the wife of President John F. Kennedy. She promoted the arts and supervised the redecoration of the White House. Following her husband's assassination she returned to private life and in 1968 married Aristotle Onassis.
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Jacqueline Kennedy
photographed in 1961

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Kennedy, Edward Moore Known as "Ted." 1932-2009.
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American politician. A US senator from Massachusetts (1962-2009), he sponsored national health insurance legislation and was a longtime leader of the Democratic Party.

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Kennedy, Cape
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See Cape Canaveral.

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Kennedy, Robert Francis Known as "Bobby." 1925-1968.
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American politician who served as US attorney general (1961-1964) during the presidency of his brother John F. Kennedy. He was elected to the Senate in 1964 and was campaigning for the presidency when he was assassinated in Los Angeles.

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Kennedy, Joseph Patrick 1888-1969.
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American businessman who served as ambassador to Great Britain (1938-1940). With his wife, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995), he raised nine children, three of whom became prominent politicians.

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Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Known as "Jack." 1917-1963.
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The 35th president of the United States (1961-1963). A US representative (1947-1953) and senator (1953-1960) from Massachusetts, he became the youngest man elected to the presidency (1960). Kennedy approved the failed invasion of the Bay of Pigs (1961) and forced Khrushchev to remove Soviet missiles from Cuba (1962). He also established the Peace Corps (1961) and advocated civil rights reform. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.
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John F. Kennedy
photographed in the early 1960s

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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices

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