- NAME: Joseph P. Kennedy III
- OCCUPATION: Lawyer, U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: October 04, 1980 (Age: 33)
- EDUCATION: Stanford University, Harvard Law School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Boston, Massachusetts
- Full Name: Joseph Patrick Kennedy III
- AKA: Joseph Patrick Kennedy
- AKA: Joseph P. Kennedy
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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A part of the famed American political dynasty, Joseph P. Kennedy became the latest member of his family to win public office in 2012. He won a seat to the U.S. House of Representatives, taking over for the retiring Barney Frank.
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He seemed eager to head to Washington during his victory speech. Talking to his supporters, Kennedy said "I'm humbled, I'm grateful and I'm ready to get to work," according to the Boston Globe. He officially assumed his new post in January 2013.
Kennedy lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is engaged to Lauren Anne Birchfield; the couple met while attending Harvard Law School.
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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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