Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last of 9 famous Kennedy children and one of the first people to provide a major endorsement for President Obama during the 2008 election, died today after a battle with brain cancer. At 9 terms in the Senate, he was the 3rd-longest-serving Senator in U.S. History, serving in elected office since November of 1962. He is the only male Kennedy child to die from natural causes. He was 77.