Robert Francis Kennedy was born on November 20, 1925, in Brookline, Massachusetts, the seventh child of businessman/politician Joseph P. (1888–1969) and philanthropist Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890–1995). After he stepped down as ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1940, Joe Sr.
In September 1939, Kennedy began eighth grade at St.
Paul's School, an elite Protestant private preparatory school for boys in Concord, New Hampshire, However, after two months his mother, unhappy with the school's use of the Protestant Bible, took advantage of her ambassador husband's absence from Boston and withdrew Kennedy from St. She enrolled him in Portsmouth Priory School, a Benedictine Catholic boarding school for boys in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, which held daily morning and evening prayers and mass three times a week, with a high mass on Sundays.
Kennedy was a member of the Democratic Party and is seen as an icon of modern American liberalism.
Kennedy resigned from the committee to conduct his brother John's campaign in the 1960 presidential election.
The pair was photographed together when he walked her home after chapel on a Sunday night.
Bailey was fond of him and remembered him as being "very appealing".
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was an American politician and lawyer from Massachusetts. attorney general from January 1961 to September 1964, serving under his older brother President John F. After serving in the United States Naval Reserve as a seaman apprentice from 1944 to 1946, Kennedy graduated from Harvard University and the University of Virginia. Prior to entering public office himself, he worked as a correspondent for The Boston Post and as an assistant counsel to the Senate committee chaired by Joe Mc Carthy.
He served as the United States junior senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He began his political career in Massachusetts as the manager for his brother John's successful campaign for the U. He gained national attention as the chief counsel of the Senate Labor Rackets Committee from 1957 to 1959, where he publicly challenged Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa over the corrupt practices of its union and authored The Enemy Within, a book about corruption in organized labor.
She recalled him being funny, "separate, larky; outside the cliques; private all the time".
Soon after he transferred to Milton, he pressed his father to allow him to enlist, as he wanted to catch up to his brothers who were both serving in the military.
He also urged the younger children to examine and discuss current events in order to propel them to public service. was killed during World War II, the senior Kennedy's hopes fell on his second son, John, to become president. had the money and connections to play a central role in the family's political ambitions.