Kennedy family

prominent political family in the United States

The Kennedy family is a prominent political family based in the Massachusetts, United States, who have been long active and prominent in American politics, public service, entertainment, business, and have held many political offices and roles in the local, state, and federal government of the United States.

Kennedy family
Kennedy Dynasty
Seal of the United States
The Kennedy family pictured in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts in September 1931
Current regionMassachusetts, U.S.
Place of originHyannis Port, Massachusetts, U.S.
FounderP. J. Kennedy
Current headEthel Kennedy
(oldest surviving member)
MembersJoseph P. Kennedy Sr.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
John F. Kennedy
Rosemary Kennedy
Kathleen Kennedy
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Patricia Kennedy Lawford
Robert F. Kennedy
Ted Kennedy
Jean Kennedy Smith
Ethel Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy
Peter Lawford
Joan Bennett Kennedy
Victoria Reggie Kennedy
Maria Shriver
Connected membersCaroline Kennedy
John F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Joseph P. Kennedy ll
Courtney Kennedy Hill
Kerry Kennedy
Rory Kennedy
Michael LeMoyne Kennedy
David Kennedy
Max Kennedy
Christopher G. Kennedy
Douglas Harriman Kennedy
Patrick Joseph Kennedy
Ted Kennedy Jr.
Kara Kennedy
Maria Shriver
Christopher Lawford
Victoria Kennedy Lawford
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

The Kennedy's were the first family of the United States, when John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Kennedy family is of Irish, Italian, English descent, associated with Roman Catholic.