Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Senator Ted Kennedy Dies at 77

February 22, 1932 - August 25, 2009

The dash between birth and death represents the life a person lives. Ted Kennedy's dash represents a long life filled with trials, tribulations, and triumphs.

Senator Ted Kennedy died Wednesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Born in Boston on February 22, 1932, Ted Kennedy was the youngest of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. But as the youngest member of the Kennedy family, Ted bore many of the tragedies of the family. At an early age he became the patriarch of the family. He is the Kennedy we saw grow old.

Ted Kennedy devoted his life to serving the country for over forty years. His legacy is forever cemented in history.

Kennedy is survived by his second wife, Victoria Ann Reggie Kennedy, whom he married in 1992; his first wife, Joan Bennett; and five children -- Patrick, Kara and Edward Jr. from his first marriage, and Curran and Caroline Raclin from his second.

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