- NAME: Joseph P. Kennedy
- OCCUPATION: Business Leader, Diplomat
- BIRTH DATE: September 06, 1888
- DEATH DATE: November 18, 1969
- EDUCATION: Harvard University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Boston, Massachusetts
- PLACE OF DEATH: Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
- AKA: Joseph P. Kennedy
- Full Name: Joseph Patrick Kennedy
- AKA: Joe Kennedy
- AKA: JPK
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Joseph P. Kennedy is best known as the father of three political leaders: President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Representative Ted Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, who served as a U.S. senator and attorney general.
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After the loss of his first son, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., during WWII, Kennedy stepped back from public life and concentrated on grooming his three remaining sons for political office.
Joseph P. Kennedy suffered a debilitating stroke in 1961. He died at the Kennedy compound, on Cape Cod along Nantucket Sound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, on November 18, 1969, at the age of 81.
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There's no such thing as royalty in the United States, but if anyone has ever come close to that level, it's the Kennedy family. For 64 years, Washington had at least one Kennedy in public office. Descended from Irish Catholics who fled the potato famine, the family has a strong tradition in the Democratic party, the most prominent member being President John F. Kennedy. In addition to fame and political power, the Kennedy clan has had more than its fair share of tragedy—several members of the family have died in accidents and assassinations, in what's been called the "Kennedy curse."
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