Joseph Kennedy Sr

Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr (1888 - 1969)

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Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Husband of — married in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Died in Hyannis Port, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Joseph was born in 1888. Joseph Kennedy ... He passed away in 1969. [1]

Born on September 6, 1888, in Boston, Massachusetts, Joseph P. Kennedy is best known for being the father of three political leaders: President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Representative Ted Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, who served as a U.S. senator and attorney general. Joseph Kennedy became a bank president by age 25, also holding positions as a shipyard manager and movie studio owner. By age 30, he was a millionaire. In 1937, Kennedy became the first Irish-American ambassador to Britain, serving in that position until 1940. He died in his home state on November 18, 1969.


In 1914, Joseph P. Kennedy married Rose Fitzgerald; the couple would eventually raise four sons, Joseph Patrick "Joe" Jr. (born in 1915), John Fitzgerald (born in 1917), Robert Francis (born in 1925) and Edward "Ted" Moore (born in 1932), and five daughters: Rose Marie "Rosemary" (born in 1918), Kathleen Agnes "Kick" (born in 1920), Eunice Mary (born in 1921), Patricia (born in 1924) and Jean Ann (born in 1928). The Kennedy children were encouraged to read The New York Times at an early age, and only national issues were discussed during dinner. [2]


Joe Kennedy became a multi-millionaire financier. He attracted considerable attention with his sometimes questionable business dealings -- he is said to have dabbled in bootlegging -- and alleged philandering. Unruffled by public speculation,


"We don't want any losers around. In this family, we want winners!"

– Joseph P. Kennedy



  1. Entered by Gilly Wood, Sunday, September 8, 2013.
  2. Joseph Patrick Kennedy. (2014). The Biography Channel website. Retrieved 02:43, Jan 11, 2014, from

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