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Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Last Hurrah

By Anthony Emerson On August - 26 - 2009

This article isn't entirely related to sports.

Senator Ted Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts), brother of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert Kennedy, died this morning in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He was 77.

The Kennedy's have been actively involved in sports during the long and grand political careers. Kennedy's mother, Eunice Shriver Kennedy, was the founder of the Special Olympics.

Kennedy had been serving Massachusetts since November of 1962. He served nine terms as senator, making him the third-longest-serving senator in US history. As of 2009, Senator Kennedy was behind Robert Byrd (Democrat, West Virginia) as the most senior member of the Senate.

Kennedy was diagnosed with a brain tumor on May 20, 2008, three days after two seizures put him in Massachusetts General Hospital. Kennedy continued serving, and even gave a speech at the 2009 Democratic National Convention. He attended President Barack Obama's inauguration, but suffered yet another seizure during the luncheon.

On March 4th, 2009, United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that Queen Elizabeth II had chosen Kennedy for honorary knighthood. At the en...

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