Joseph P. Kennedy Biography

Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Sr. was an American businessman, investor, and government official. Kennedy was the husband of Rose Kennedy. Their children included President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy. He was a leading member of the Democratic Party and of the Irish Catholic community. He was the inaugural Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and later directed the Maritime Commission. Kennedy served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1938 until late 1940, including the early part of World War II.

Born to a political family in East Boston, Massachusetts, Kennedy embarked on a career in business and investing, first making a large fortune as a stock market and commodity investor and later rolled over the profits by investing in real estate and a wide range of business industries across the United States. During World War I, he was an assistant general manager of a Boston area Bethlehem Steel shipyard, through which he developed a friendship with Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Joseph P. Kennedy
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Politician, Businessperson, Investor, Diplomat, Film Producer, Official
Ethnicity:
Irish American
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
September 6, 1888
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
November 18, 1969
Age at Death:
81
Cause of Death:
Stroke
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