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Bobby Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

Interment Location Visited  
Arlington, VA July 2003  

Photographed June 6, 2015.
Photographed June 11, 2004.
Photographed June 6, 2015.

Fast Facts

Born: November 20, 1925 in Brookline, Massachusetts

Spouse: Ethel Skakel Kennedy (m. 1950-1968)

Military Rank: Seaman Apprentrice — U.S. Naval Reserve

Political Affiliation: Democratic Party

Served in Cabinet of: John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson

Cabinet Position: Attorney General (1961-1964)

Senatorial Tenure: 1965-1968

Died: June 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wounds

Age: 42

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Photographed September 8, 2023

In 1920, the growing Kennedy family moved from 83 Beals Street to another Brookline home less than half a mile away in the Graffam-McKay neighborhood, at the corner of Abbottsford Road and Naples Road. The fifth, sixth, and seventh members of Joe and Rose Kennedy’s brood were born at 51 Abbottsford: Eunice in July 1921, Patricia in May 1924, and Robert in November 1925. The clan moved again in 1927, this time to New York. Today the house on Abbottsford remains in private hands.

Sources Consulted and Further Reading

National Park Service. “The Kennedy Family’s Second Home.” Updated October 14, 2022. https://www.nps.gov/places/abbottsford-road-kennedy-house.htm.

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