- NAME: Robert Kennedy
- OCCUPATION: Government Official
- BIRTH DATE: November 20, 1925
- DEATH DATE: June 06, 1968
- EDUCATION: Harvard University, University of Virginia Law School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brookline, Massachusetts
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Full Name: Robert Francis Kennedy
- Nickname: Bobby Kennedy
- AKA: RFK
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Robert Kennedy was Attorney General during his brother JFK's administration. He later served as a U.S. Senator and was assassinated during his run for the presidency.
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In 1960, Kennedy managed brother John’s presidential campaign. When JFK was elected, Kennedy was made U.S. attorney general and became one of JFK’s closest cabinet advisors. When JFK was assassinated in 1963, Kennedy resigned.
A year later he rebounded and ran successfully for senator of New York, with the ultimate goal of becoming a U.S. presidential candidate.
In 1968, Kennedy was nominated to run against Eugene McCarthy in the presidential elections.
On June 5, 1968, following his victory speech at the California Democratic Primary at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Kennedy was shot several times by Palestinian extremist Sirhan Sirhan. He died the next day at age 42, his promising presidential administration over before it began. The last of Kennedy’s 11 children was born six months after his untimely passing.
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