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    Rosemary Kennedy

    Rosemary Kennedy, born Rose Marie Kennedy on September 13, 1918, was the third child and eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy. She was slower to crawl, slower to walk and to speak than her brothers, and she experienced learning difficulties when she reached school age. Despite her apparent intellectual disabilities, Rosemary participated i...

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    Jean Kennedy Smith

    Jean Ann Kennedy, the eighth child and youngest daughter of Rose and Joseph Kennedy, was born on February 20, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Sacred Heart schools in England and the United States, and graduated from Manhattanville College, where she majored in English. After her brother Joe was killed in 1944 in World War II, Jean was c...

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    Attorney General's Office

    President Kennedy appointed his 35-year old brother Robert Francis Kennedy as the attorney general of the United States. The close working relationship of John and Robert Kennedy was one of the most unusual and successful in the history of American public life. When Robert Kennedy became attorney general, the civil rights struggle was entering a...

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    PX 65-105-165 Robert, John, and Edward Kennedy, Palm Beach, 1957
    April 1957

    Accession Number: PX 65-105:165  Description: Robert, John, and Edward Kennedy in the surf at Palm Beach, Florida, April 1957. Credit Line: Photograph by Douglas Jones, LOOK Magazine, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

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    EH8522P Ernest Hemingway's cats, Friendless' Brother and Willy, watch a monkey outside the window at Finca Vigia in Cuba.
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    Accession Number: EH8552P Description: Ernest Hemingway's cats, Friendless' Brother and Willy, watch a monkey outside the window at Finca Vigia in Cuba. Credit Line: Copyright Unknown. Please credit: "Ernest Hemingway Photographs Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston."

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    Public Servants of September 11 (2002)

    On May 6, 2002, a special and unprecedented John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for Public Service was awarded to the thousands of selfless public servants who demonstrated extraordinary courage and heroism in response to the tragic events of September 11. In defining public servants, the Profile in Courage Award Committee included all private...

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    Vietnam, Diem, the Buddhist Crisis

    In the spring of 1963, South Vietnamese forces suppressed Buddhist religious leaders and followers, which led to an ensuing political crisis for the Diem government and became known as the “Buddhist crisis.” President Ngo Dinh Diem was passive in his response to the crisis and later promised reforms. His brother and closest advisor, Ngo Dinh Nhu...

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    President Kennedy sails with Peter Lawford aboard the United States Coast Guard yacht "Manitou"
    12 August 1962

    Accession Number: KN-C23203 Description: President John F. Kennedy sails with his brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford aboard the United States Coast Guard yacht "Manitou" off the coast of Johns Island, Maine. Credit Line: Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Bosto...

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    President Kennedy and Brother-in-Law Stephen Smith at the White House, 18 July 1963
    18 July 1963

    Accession Number: PX 65-129:91 Description: President John F. Kennedy and brother-in-law Stephen Smith at the White House.

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    JFK Presidential Library Opens Sargent Shriver Collection (February 1, 2005)
    0/1/2005

    Boston, MA — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it has processed and made available for research the personal papers of R. Sargent Shriver, brother-in-law to President Kennedy, and a man who offered this country decades of public service as the first director of the Peace Corps, as the first director of t...

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PX 65-105-165 Robert, John, and Edward Kennedy, Palm Beach, 1957

PX 65-105:165 Robert, John, and Edward Kennedy in the surf at Palm Beach, April 1957.

Accession Number: PX 65-105:165  Description: Robert, John, and Edward Kennedy ...