|Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||January 17, 1954|
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an American anti-vaccination activist, environmental attorney, and author who is also better known as the son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of the 35th U.S. president, John F. Kennedy.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Washington, D.C., United States
He went to Georgetown Preparatory School. He obtained his high school diploma from the Palfrey Street School in Massachusetts. Kennedy continued his education at Harvard College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in American History and Literature in 1976.
Kennedy attended the London School of Economics and went on to get a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia and a Master of Laws from Pace University.
Anti-Vaccination Activist, Environment Attorney, Author
- Father – Robert F. Kennedy (Politician, Lawyer)
- Mother – Ethel Kennedy (Human Rights Advocate)
- Siblings – He has ten siblings. Kathleen (Elder Sister), Joseph (Elder Brother)
- Others – Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (Uncle) (U.S Navy Lieutenant), John F. Kennedy (Uncle) (Former U.S. President), Ted Kennedy (Uncle) (Former U.S Senator), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (Philanthropist, Special Olympics Founder), Jean Kennedy Smith (Former U.S Ambassador of Ireland).
He self-manages himself.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has dated –
- Emily Ruth Black (1982-1994) – Kennedy had tied the knot with Emily Ruth Black on April 3, 1982, and, they had 2 children named Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy III (b. 1984) and Kathleen Alexandra Kennedy (b. 1988). The couple broke up in 1992 and officially divorced in 1994.
- Mary Kathleen Richardson (1959-2012) – He married Mary Kathleen Richardson on April 15, 1994. They had 4 children together, namely, John Conor Richardson Kennedy (b. 1994), Kyra LeMoyne Kennedy (b. 1995), William Finbar “Finn” Kennedy (b. 1997), and Aidan Caohman Vieques Kennedy (b. 2001). Following 53 years of marriage, Kennedy filed for divorce on May 12, 2010, and just 3 days later, Mary was charged with drunken driving. On May 16, 2012, she was found dead in a building on the grounds of her home at Mount Kisco, New York.
- Cheryl Hines (2011-Present) – He married his 3rd wife actress-director Cheryl Hines on August 2, 2014. Their wedding was held at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Irish and distant Scottish ancestry on his father’s side.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Facts
- He was only 9 years old when his uncle President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a political trip to Dallas in 1963. At the age of 14, his father was also assassinated while running for president in the 1968 Democratic presidential primaries.
- He was at Georgetown Preparatory School when he learned of his father’s shooting. Along with his older siblings Kathleen and Joseph, they all flew to Los Angeles on Vice President Hubert Humphrey’s plane and were all with his father when he died.
- In 1970, Kennedy was charged with marijuana possession in Hyannis, Massachusetts. In August 1971, he was arrested for loitering and plead no contest to the charges.
- He has written numerous books and articles on environmental issues and his works have appeared in various publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, and The Village Voice.
- He was the Director of the smart grid company Utility Integration Solutions (UISol) in the past. The company was later acquired by Alstom.
- Robert co-founded an environmental news site called EcoWatch in October 2011.
- As of December 2019, he has authored 10 books on subjects ranging from the environment to science, biography, and American heroes including 2 bestsellers and 3 children’s books.
- In February 2021, he was banned from Instagram after sharing “anti-vaxx content” about the coronavirus vaccines.
- In April 2023, Robert announced that he was running for president in the 2024 Presidential Election.
- Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey had endorsed Robert for the President post in the 2024 Presidential election.
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