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Patrick Joseph Kennedy

Patrick Joseph KennedyBorn: 14-Jul-1967
Birthplace: Brighton, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Rhode Island, 1995-2011

Son of Senator Ted Kennedy, nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Elected to the Rhode Island legislature in 1988, while still a college student. Served eight terms in the US Congress, succeeding Ronald Machtley in 1995. Supported adding prescription-drug benefits to Medicare, gun control legislation, the 2002 Iraq war resolution, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, and 2010 health care reform. Several stints in rehab for assorted addictions including alcohol, oxycontin, and painkillers. Succeeded by David N. Cicilline after not standing for re-election in 2010.

Father: Ted Kennedy (US Senator, b. 22-Feb-1932, d. 25-Aug-2009)
Mother: Joan Kennedy (b. 9-Sep-1936)
Brother: Edward Moore Kennedy, Jr. (b. 26-Sep-1961)
Sister: Kara Anne Kennedy (TV news producer, b. 27-Feb-1960, d. 17-Sep-2011)
Wife: Amy Petitgout (teacher, m. 15-Jul-2011)

    High School: Phillips Academy Andover (1986)
    University: Georgetown University
    University: BS Social Science, Providence College (1991)

    US Congressman, Rhode Island 1st (3-Jan-1995 to 3-Jan-2011)
    Rhode Island State House of Representatives (1988-94)
    Funeral: Ted Kennedy (2009)
    Kennedy Family
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Democratic National Committee
    Kennedy Center ex-officio member
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Special Olympics
    Battery according to lawsuit filed by LAX security guard Della Patton (26-Mar-2000), settled Apr-2002
    unknown detox facility Spofford Hall, Spofford, NH (1991)
    unknown detox facility Mayo Clinic (Dec-2006)
    unknown detox facility Mayo Clinic (5-May-2006)
    unknown detox facility (Jun-2009)
    Risk Factors: Asthma, Alcoholism, Bipolar Disorder, Cocaine, Depression, Insomnia, Oxycontin

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