“Ted Kennedy” is a name that will likely ring a bell somewhere deep in your mind, but you may not be able to put a face to the name right away. Likely, you’ll immediately think of the other Kennedys: John F., Robert, Eunice and maybe even some Kennedy relations such as Maria Shriver. But Ted Kennedy? He might be a bit of a mystery, unless you’re an avid politics watchdog or you are from a pre-millennial generation.
Following the film Chappaquiddick, which turns one of Ted’s most notable personal scandals into a feature-length film and an examination of those events, renewed interest into who Ted was and the kind of life he led is bound to come up. So, we’re getting ahead of the curve and taking a peek into the very interesting life Ted led before the film is released. Plus, who doesn’t love delving into a bit of Kennedy family history?
A man of politics and leisure in equal measure, fiercely dedicated to serving his constituents while growing up in a family as celebrated and venerated as they were the topic of rumors, scandals and tragedies, Ted’s life is far from boring and anything but one-note. Let’s take a look at the man behind the Kennedy name, shall we?