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Kenneth P. O'Donnell

AKA Philip Kenneth O'Donnell

Born: 4-Mar-1924
Birthplace: Worcester, MA
Died: 9-Sep-1977
Location of death: Boston, MA [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, MA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Assistant to President Kennedy

Military service: US Army Air Corps (bombardier, 1942-45)

[1] Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA.

Father: Cleo O'Donnell
Brother: Cleo, Jr.
Wife: Helen Sullivan (m. 1947, d. 1977, two daughters, three sons)
Daughter: Helen
Daughter: Kathleen Schlichenmaier
Son: Kenneth, Jr.
Son: Kevin
Son: Mark
Wife: Asta Hanna Helga Steinfutt (m. 1977, until his death)

    University: BA, Harvard University (1949)
    Law School: Boston College School of Law (1951)

    White House Staff Appointments Secy. to John F. Kennedy (1961-63)
    Air Medal
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Changed Name from Philip Kenneth O'Donnell to Kenneth Patrick O'Donnell
    Risk Factors: Depression, Alcoholism

Author of books:
"Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye": Memories of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1972, biography)

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