Ted Kennedy

1932 - 2009

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Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States senator from Massachusetts. A member of the Democratic Party and the prominent Kennedy family, he was the second-most senior member of the Senate when he died. He is ranked fifth in U.S. history for length of continuous service as a senator. Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and U.S. attorney general and U.S. senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the father of U.S. representative Patrick J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ted Kennedy has received more than 15,463,198 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Ted Kennedy is the 2,596th most popular politician (down from 1,993rd in 2019), the 803rd most popular biography from United States (down from 623rd in 2019) and the 75th most popular American Politician.

Ted Kennedy was a senator from Massachusetts and the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy. He was also the youngest senator in U.S. history. Ted Kennedy is most famous for being the youngest senator in U.S. history and for being the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy.

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Among politicians, Ted Kennedy ranks 2,596 out of 19,576Before him are David II of Scotland, Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Theodahad, Mircea Snegur, Atropates, and Brasidas. After him are Al-Walid II, Gülbahar Hatun, George V of Hanover, Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Külüg Khan, and Qalawun.

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Among people born in 1932, Ted Kennedy ranks 43Before him are Raisa Gorbacheva, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Zito, Donald Rumsfeld, Valentino, and Roy Scheider. After him are Pat Morita, Stéphane Audran, Oliver E. Williamson, Francis Lai, V. S. Naipaul, and Sheldon Lee Glashow. Among people deceased in 2009, Ted Kennedy ranks 22Before him are Mercedes Sosa, Karl Malden, Les Paul, Raúl Alfonsín, Robert McNamara, and Milorad Pavić. After him are Vivian Maier, Vitaly Ginzburg, Ralf Dahrendorf, Bobby Robson, Jean Dausset, and Maurice Druon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ted Kennedy ranks 803 out of 20,380Before him are Leo Frank (1884), Frances McDormand (1957), Harold Lasswell (1902), James Cronin (1931), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), and Jimmy Hoffa (1913). After him are Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Pat Morita (1932), Renée Zellweger (1969), Davy Crockett (1786), Robert Wagner (1930), and Halle Berry (1966).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Ted Kennedy ranks 75Before him are Colin Powell (1937), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Kamehameha I (1758), Greg Abbott (1957), and James E. Webb (1906). After him are Michael Bloomberg (1942), Rudy Giuliani (1944), John Sherman (1823), Michelle Obama (1964), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), and Lewis Strauss (1896).