KENNEDY, Edward Moore (Ted) (1932-2009)
Senate Years of Service: 1962-2009

KENNEDY, EDWARD MOORE (TED), (Brother of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Robert Francis Kennedy, grandson of John Francis Fitzgerald, uncle of Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, and father of Patrick J. Kennedy), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 22, 1932; graduated, Milton Academy, Milton, Mass., in 1950; graduated, Harvard College 1956, the International Law School, The Hague, Holland, 1958, and the University of Virginia Law School 1959; served in the United States Army 1951-1953; admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1959; appointed assistant district attorney in Suffolk County 1961; elected in a special election on November 6, 1962, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the 1960 resignation of his brother, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, for the term ending January 3, 1965; reelected in 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, and 2006, and served from November 7, 1962, until his death; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1980; Democratic whip 1969-1971; chair, Committee on the Judiciary (Ninety-sixth Congress), Committee on Labor and Human Resources (One Hundredth through One Hundred Third Congresses), Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003], One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses); awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 12, 2009; died in Hyannis Port, Mass., on August 25, 2009; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA
Papers: Correspondence in the Charles Longstreet Weltner papers, 1961-1968.

Boise State University Library
Boise, ID
Papers: In Frank Church papers, 1941-1984. Finding aid.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Henry Beetle Hough papers,1841-1986; Manuel Komroff papers, 1897-1979; Lenore Marshall papers, 1887-1980; William McGill papers, 1929-1079; Bernard Barber papers, 1938-1979; Bennett Cerf papers, ca. 1898-1971; and Lawyers Committee on American Policy towards Vietnam records, 1962-1979.

Cornell University
Labor Management Documentation
Ithaca, NY
Oral History: In National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees Moe Foner interviews (1975-1981), 247 pages. Also discussed in George Meany"Face the Nation" interview (September 6, 1970).

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and papers. Finding aid.

Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, DE
Papers: Correspondence in Maurice du Pont Lee papers, 1900-1973 (bulk 1952-1972).

Harvard University
Law School Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Lawrence Graham Brooks papers, 1897-1981; Charles Edward Wyzanski, Jr. papers, 1930-1968; Walter Barton Leach papers, 1920-1971 (bulk 1940-1970); and Herbert Brutus Ehrmann papers, 1906-1970 (bulk 1926-1968).

Harvard University
Pusey Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Seymour Edwin Harris papers, 1930-1974; and Samuel Eliot Morison papers, 1807-1976.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1960-2009. Ca. 6,000 cubic feet. Senate records including constituent case files, staff files, correspondence, administrative files, local issue files, campaign files, news clippings, press releases, speeches, and audiovisual materials. Topics include foreign policy, domestic policy and legislation, the judiciary, labor, healthcare, and defense. Open in part.
Papers: In George C. Lodge papers, 1962-1983, and Stephen G. Breyer papers, 1966-1980.

Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 1 letter (February 16, 1963) in Sang autograph collection.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Collection
Washington, DC
Papers: In Joseph L. Rauh papers, 1913-1986 (bulk 1950-1984).

Memphis State University Library
Mississippi Valley Collection
Memphis, TN
Papers: Correspondence in Oscar Clark Carr papers, 1740-1978.

National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC
Papers: Over 200 collections listed in the National Archives on-line catalog ( including text, photographs, and moving images in the National Archives Washington and in Presidential libraries.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Dorothy F. Rogers papers, 1922-1987; Ruth Proskauer Smith papers, 1959-1975; Mary Elizabeth Switzer papers, 1922-1973; Lorraine Rowan Cooper papers, 1936-1983; Justine Wise Polier papers, 1892-1990; Edith Morse Palmer papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1970; National Association of Working Women records, 1972-1986; Harriet Ford Griswold papers, 1957-1979; Martha May Eliot papers, 1898-1979; and Margaret Louise Murray Blizard papers, 1929-1985.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: In Ed Sullivan papers, 1920-1974; David Schoenbrun papers, 1963-1978; Congress of Racial Equality, Boston, records, 1963-1965; Wilbur J. Cohen papers, 1930-1987; Paul A. Shinkman papers, 1924-1969; and Patrick J. Lucey papers, 1941-1985.

University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: Correspondence in Harold E. Hughes papers, 1962-1975; and Orville Francis Grahame papers, 1931-1971. Finding aid.

University of Maryland
Broadcast Pioneers Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 79 audiotapes (1964-1980) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

University of Missouri
Western Historical Manuscript Collections
St. Louis, MO
Papers: Correspondence in Nuclear Weapons Freeze Society records, 1980-1986.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Atkins Library
Charlotte, NC
Papers: Correspondence in Stanford Reynolds Brookshire papers, 1960-1972.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: In Jack Bell papers, 1937-1940.

University of Oklahoma
Political Commercial Archive
Norman, OK
Papers: 260 recordings. 1962-1994. Topical index on-line.

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Papers: Correspondence in Wayne L. Morse papers, 1919-1969.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh Scott papers, 1925-198; and Woodford McClellan papers, 1969-1978.

Vanderbilt University
Television News Archive
Nashville, TN
Papers: Over 3000 recordings. 1968-2013. Searchable data base index on-line.

Wayne State University
Walter P. Reuther Library
Detroit, MI
Papers: In United Farm Workers of America, Office of the President records, 1951-1971; and Roy Reuther papers, 1924-1971.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Ogden Rogers Reid papers, 1925-1982; George A. Silver papers, 1955-1979; George Baehr papers, 1915-1978; and Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984.

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