Ted Kennedy Jr is Ted Kennedy’s Son

August 29, 2009

Ted Kennedy Jr, the son of the late Ted Kennedy, gave an emotional and poignant eulogy for his father today. See photos, video of his eulogy and read a biography of Ted Kennedy Jr below.

Ted Kennedy Jr

Ted Kennedy Jr

It was an emotional tribute, and Kennedy Jr remembered a time shortly after losing his right leg to bone cancer at age 12, when his father helped him climb up a snowy hill so that he could go sledding. The elder Kennedy said, “We’re going to climb that hill together, even if it takes us all day.”

Kennedy Jr said:

“You see, my father taught me that even our most profound losses are survivable, and that it is what we do with that loss, our ability to transform it into a positive event, that is one of my father’s greatest lessons.”

He added:

“I knew I was going to be okay. My father taught me even our most profound losses are survivable.”

You can read the full eulogy here.

Ted Kennedy Jr Biography

As a biography, Ted Kennedy Jr, born Edward Moore Kennedy, Jr on September 26, 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts, is the son of the late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Virginia Joan Kennedy. He has two siblings, older sister Kara Kennedy, who was born in 1960 and Patrick Joseph Kennedy II, who was born in 1967. Ted Kennedy Jr is 47 years of age.

At 12 years of age, Kennedy Jr was diagnosed with bone cancer (chondrosarcoma) of the right leg, and was amputated on November 17, 1973. The made for TV movie, The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story, chronicled this aspect of his life and aired in 1986.

Kennedy Jr attended St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. and upon graduation, went on to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He graduated in 1983. He moved on to Yale University and earned his Masters in Forestry and Environmental studies. He would go on to attend the University of Connecticut School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor degree.

He was employed at the law firm of Wiggin & Dana, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he focused on disability issues. He co-founded Marwood Group (where he currently serves as President), a healthcare advisory and financial services firm. Ted Kennedy Jr is also a frequent disability speaker and civil rights activist.

Kennedy Jr married Katherine Gershman in October of 1993. They have two children, Kiley and Edward Jr, both of whom were born in New Haven, Connecticut. They currently reside in Branford, Connecticut.

See photos and video of Ted Kennedy Jr below.

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Ted Kennedy Photos

Ted Kennedy Jr – Video

Photos: Carrie Devorah / WENN, www.wenn.com

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One Response to “Ted Kennedy Jr is Ted Kennedy’s Son”

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    Patricia Puig Says:

    I found it very sad when watching the services. I was looking for some with snow-white hair, and he was not there. Nor will it be there when there is a big gathering. I sure miss him and feel it sad. Time does not heal but it makes it more bearable to live.