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Kennedy, Robert F. (1925–1968)

Robert Francis Kennedy, son of Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy and brother of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, graduated from Harvard in 1948 and earned a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951. He began his legal career by serving as an attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice 1951–1952, leaving to manage John Kennedy's successful campaign for the Senate in 1952. He returned to public service as assistant counsel, Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 1953. He achieved public notice as chief counsel of the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor Management Field (1957–1960), investigating the Teamster Union and its president Jimmy Hoffa. He managed John Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1960 and was ...

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