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Ted Kennedy’s Nephew Receives Diploma On Uncle’s Behalf

Ted Kennedy’s Nephew Receives Diploma On Uncle’s Behalf

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This year’s graduates of the University of Virginia law school have seen a living link to Washington’s era of Camelot. Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy received a diploma Sunday on behalf of his late uncle Ted Kennedy. Ted Kennedy was scheduled to get his diploma in a June 1959 ceremony, but he skipped the event so he could work on his brother John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. The youngest of the Kennedy brothers began a 47-year career in the U.S. Senate three years after he finished law school. Senator Kennedy (pictured during a March 2006 event at UVA’s Miller Center) made several trips back to the Grounds before his death in 2009.

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