Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy "the Lion" of the Democratic Party Has Passed On

Sir Edward Kennedy "the Lion" of the Democratic Party Has Passed On


Edward Kennedy, 1932 --2009‎.

Senator Edward Kennedy, the Lion of the Democratic Party has passed on to glory .

Sir Edward Kennedy lost his long battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

Ted Kennedy was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the youngest of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald, who were both members of prominent Irish-American families in Boston. Some of his elder siblings include John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

The United States Senator from Massachusetts was the Lion of the great Democratic Party and has been serving since November 1962, with nine terms in the Senate. He was the second most senior member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia, and the third-longest-serving senator of all time. Ted was a champion of liberal causes and bills. The torch bearer of the great Kennedy family after the death of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassinations. His son is Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.


Senator Kennedy received an honorary knighthood bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II of England, the Order of the Aztec Eagle from Mexico, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Order of the Merit of Chile, and honorary degrees from a number of institutions including Harvard University.



He passed on the torch for the leadership of the Democratic Party to President Barack Obama whom he endorsed during the melodramatic Presidential Campaign in 2008 and helped to become the the first African American President of the United States,


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