But even as they kept their heads down, the political dynasty was never far away. He took a well-worn path to elected office, attending Stanford, serving in the Peace Corps and graduating from Harvard Law School, then taking a job as a county prosecutor in eastern Massachusetts.
The Kennedy name was an inevitable element of his campaign, and his Republican opponent, Sean Bielat, suggested that Mr. But then I’ve got to earn it.”Other Kennedy grandchildren have not shied away from politics, including Jack Schlossberg, the 26-year-old son of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg, who bears a dark-haired resemblance to his late uncle, John F. When he was 24, he interviewed President Barack Obama onstage at the John F.
A sprawling group with many in their 20s and 30s, the younger generation of Kennedys took a tragic turn in the national spotlight this week. Kennedy Hill typified her Kennedy generation, bearing a famous name, elite education and access to the storied compound on Cape Cod where her grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, still lives.
One of its members, 22-year-old Saoirse Kennedy Hill, suffered an apparent drug overdose on Thursday at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., and died. Kennedy Hill, a student at Boston College, was a granddaughter of Robert F. But like so many of her cousins, she was little known to the wider public, a relatively anonymous young woman who had scarcely begun to choose her life’s path.]Ms.
Robert Dallek, the presidential historian, whose biography of John F.
Kennedy is called “An Unfinished Life,” described the Kennedys as “America’s royal family” and said that the tragedies that had befallen them were a part of their mystique and hold on the American imagination.“It’s a case of triumph and tragedy, great success and terrible suffering, and in many ways it’s the American story,” he said.
Was it just because it was a different era, or is JFK just somehow magically immune to that kind of judgment?
Wednesday July 11, 2012 Caitlin Flanagan: I think of course that it was a different era.
In 2016, he wrote an essay for Politico about the legacy of his grandfather, the former president.
“Today, my grandfather would be 98 years old,” he wrote.