Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
KENNEDY, Joseph Patrick, II (1952-)

KENNEDY, JOSEPH PATRICK, II, (father of Joseph P. Kennedy, III, son of Robert Francis Kennedy, nephew of Edward Moore Kennedy and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and great-grandson of John Francis Fitzgerald; cousin of Patrick Joseph Kennedy), A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Brighton, Mass., September 24, 1952; B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass., 1976; established and operated Citizens Energy Corporation and other public-interest energy companies; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Boston, MA
Papers: 1987-1999, 200 feet.
The papers of Congressman Joseph Patrick Kennedy currently are closed.


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard Universtiy
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Melissa Ludtke Papers, 1977-1997, 2 cartons and 1 file box.
The papers include information Melissa Ludtke acquired while working for Joseph Kennedy's first campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Sullivan, Gerald and Michael Kenney. The Race for the Eighth: The Making of a Congressional Campaign: Joe Kennedy?s Successful Pursuit of a Political Legacy. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.