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Joe Kennedy III
Thu, 2018-Feb-01 06:44 UTC
Length - 3:02
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With 939,657 views on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 our article of the day is Joe Kennedy III.
Joseph Patrick Kennedy III (born October 4, 1980) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district since 2013. An heir to Joe Kennedy's fortune, he holds substantial investments in trusts and is estimated to be worth between $20 million and $60 million.
A member of the Democratic Party, his congressional district extends from the western suburbs of Boston to the state's South Coast. A son of former Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II, he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer and as an assistant district attorney in the Cape and Islands and Middlesex offices before his election to Congress.
Kennedy is a grandson of Senator and former United States Attorney General Robert F. "Bobby" Kennedy, a great-nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy, and a great-grandson of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and the first Chair of the SEC, serving under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His great-grandmother Rose Kennedy was the daughter of John F. Fitzgerald, a member of the House of Representatives and Mayor of Boston.
Born in Brighton, Massachusetts, Kennedy was raised in the Boston area with his twin brother, Matthew Rauch "Matt" Kennedy. After graduating from Stanford University he spent two years in the Dominican Republic as a member of the Peace Corps, and earned his law degree at Harvard Law School in 2009. He resigned as a prosecutor in early 2012 to run for the seat held by retiring Congressman Barney Frank. He easily won the Democratic nomination and went on to defeat Republican candidate Sean Bielat. He was sworn into office in January 2013 and sits on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 06:44 UTC on Thursday, 1 February 2018.
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