Robert F Kennedy Jr.
Robert F Kennedy Jr. (Robert Francis Kennedy Jr.) is an American environmental attorney, author, and activist. In 1999 he founded Waterkeeper Alliance, a non-profit environmental group. He serves as president to its board. He served as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit environmental organization from 1986 until 2017.
From 1984 until 2017, he also served as board member and chief prosecuting attorney for Hudson Riverkeeper. For over thirty years, he has been a professor of Environmental Law at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York. Until August 2017, he also held the post as supervising attorney and co-director of Pace Law School’s Environmental Litigation Clinic, which he founded in 1987.
He is currently professor emeritus at Pace. He co-hosts Ring of Fire, a nationally syndicated American radio program, and has written ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers and three children’s books.
Robert F Kennedy Jr. Age | How Old Is Robert F Kennedy Jr.
Robert was born on 17th January, 1954. He is 65 years old as of 2019.
Robert F Kennedy Jr. Net Worth
Kennedy is worth approximately $50 million.
Robert F Kennedy Jr. Family | Robert F Kennedy Jr. Parents | Robert F Kennedy Jr. and John F. Kennedy
Kennedy was born in Washington, D.C. He is the third of eleven children of Senator and Attorney General Robert F Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, and is a nephew of Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., President John F. Kennedy, and Senator Ted Kennedy. His aunt Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics, and another aunt, Jean Kennedy Smith, is a former US ambassador to Ireland. He grew up at his family’s home at Hickory Hill in McLean, Virginia.
When his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated during a political trip to Dallas, he was 9 years old , and 14 years old when his father was assassinated while running for president in the 1968 Democratic presidential primaries. He learned of his father’s shooting when he was at Georgetown Preparatory School, his Jesuit boarding school in North Bethesda, Maryland.
A few hours later he flew out to Los Angeles on vice-president Hubert Humphrey’s plane along with his elder sister Kathleen and elder brother Joseph, and was with his father when he died. He served as a pallbearer in his father’s funeral, where he spoke and read excerpts from his father’s speeches at the Mass commemorating his death at Arlington National Cemetery.
Following his father’s death, he was arrested for loitering and marijuana possession in Hyannis, Massachusetts. After obtaining his high school diploma from the Palfrey Street School in Massachusetts, he continued his education at Harvard and the London School of Economics, graduating from Harvard College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in American History and Literature. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia and a Master of Laws from Pace University
Robert F Kennedy Jr. Wife
Kennedy has had a series of marrieges. He has married three wives so far. He married his third and current wife actress-director Cheryl Hines on 2nd August, 2014. His first wife was called Emily Ruth Black whom he married on 3rd April, 1982. They separated in 1992 and divorced in 1994. They had two children: Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy III and Kathleen Rose Kennedy.
He married his second wife Mary Kathleen Richardson on 15th April,1994. Kennedy filed for divorce on 12th May, 2010 ad two years later, Mary, was foud dead ‘due to asphyxiation from hanging’. They had four children: John Conor Richardson Kennedy, Kyra LeMoyne Kennedy, William Finbar “Finn” Kennedy, and Aidan Caohman Vieques Kennedy.
Robert F Kennedy Jr. Illness
Kennedy suffers from spasmodic dysphonia, a disorder that makes speech difficult, and causes the voice to quaver.
Robert F Kennedy Jr. Books
- Russell, Dick; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (2017). Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying Life on Earth And What it Means for Our Children.
- Kennedy, Robert F, Jr. (2016). Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Murder He Didn’t Commit.
- Kennedy, Robert F, Jr., ed. (2014). Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak: The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury–a Known Neurotoxin–from Vaccines.
- Kennedy, Robert F, Jr. (2005). Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Highjacking Our Democracy. .
- Cronin, John; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (1997). The Riverkeepers: Two Activists Fight to Reclaim Our Environment as a Basic Human Right.
- Kennedy, Robert F, Jr., ed. (1992). The Billings Collection. Boston: John F. Kennedy Library.
Kennedy, Robert F, Jr. (1978). Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr.: A biography. Putnam.
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