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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 - August 25, 2009) was an American politician and lawyer who served as US Senator from Massachusetts for almost 47 years from 1962 until his death in 2009.

He was a member of the Kennedy family, with his older brothers being Joseph Patrick Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy.

Ted was involved in a car accident known as the Chappaquiddick incident that resulted in the death of his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, and received a two month suspended sentence as a result. This is believed to have cost him the chance to be able to run for president himself; he still tried in 1980, but lost the Democratic primaries to Jimmy Carter.

Ted was married to Joan Bennett and Victoria Reggie and had three children with Bennett.

He continued to serve as Senator until he died from brain cancer in 2009 at the age of 77.

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