Born: Nov. 20, 1925 - Died: June 6, 1968
BiographyRobert "Bobby" Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy. Bobby Kennedy established himself as a successful young attorney in his investigations of Jimmy Hoffa and other organized crime figures. These investigations were the subject of his first book, The Enemy Within published in 1960. President Kennedy appointed Bobby Kennedy U.S. Attorney General in 1960. After President Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963, Bobby resigned in 1964 to run successfully for the U.S. Senate in New York.
In 1968 Bobby Kennedy campaigned against President Lynden Johnson in the Democratic Presidential Primaries. He won four out of five primaries. He had just finished his California victory speech in LA when he was shot by Jordanian nationalist Sirhan Sirhan. Bobby Kennedy died the next day. Had he not been killed, it is likely Robert F. Kennedy would have been the 37th President of the United States.
My brother [Bobby] need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. Those of us who loved him and who take him to rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world.
As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him:
"Some men see things as they are and say why.
I dream things that never were and say why not."
The Complete Eulogy to Robert Kennedy
by Edward "Ted" Kennedy
Books Authored by Robert Kennedy
- The Enemy Within, copyright 1960
- Just Friends and Brave Enemies, copyright 1962
- The Pursuit of Justice, copyright 1964
- To Seek A Newer World, copyright 1967
- America the Beautiful in the words of Robert F. Kennedy, copyright 1968
- Thirteen Days; a memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis, coyright 1969
Speeches by Robert Kennedy
- Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Day of Affirmation, University of Capetown
WARNING! This is 8 pages long if you print it, but it is an eloquent and moving address to a young, white audience in aparteid South Africa.
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