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  • Victoria Francis Lawford
    Wed at the Church of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton, NY, and the reception was held at the Southampton home of Patricia Kennedy Lawford.
  • Sydney Maleia McKelvy
    Married in Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass. Her Godmother was Jacqueline Onassis.
  • Carolyn Jeanne Kennedy (1966 - 1999)
    Married in a chapel illuminated by candles and kerosene lamps.
  • Caroline Kennedy
    Bouvier Kennedy (born November 27, 1957) is an American author, attorney and Ambassador to Japan. She is a member of the influential Kennedy family and the only living child of U.S. President John F. K...

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - The wealth, glamour and photogenic quality of the family members, as well as their extensive and continuing commitment to public service, has elevated them to iconic status over the past half-century and has led to their reputation as America's Royal Family

The Kennedy Family descended from the marriage of the Irish-Americans Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald that was prominent in American politics and government.
The Kennedy Family's political involvement has revolved around the Democratic Party. Harvard University educations have been common among them, and they have contributed heavily to that university's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Following the 1960 election of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, he and his two younger brothers, Robert F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy, soon all held prominent positions in the federal government, and received intensive publicity, often emphasizing their youth (relative to comparably influential politicians), allure, education and collective future in politics.
From 1947, when John F. Kennedy was first elected to Congress, to 2011, when Patrick J. Kennedy departed Congress, there was a 64-year run of a Kennedy family member holding an elective office in Washington. This spans more than a quarter of the nation's existence.