Who is Kathleen Kennedy Townsend?
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (born: Kathleen Hartington Kennedy) is an American attorney who served as the 6th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. Townsend is a member of the prominent political Kennedy family. Kennedy also unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Maryland in 2002.
She has also served on boards of numerous organizations and also as a consultant to several corporations. She serves as the chair of the Institute for Human Virology at the University of Maryland. Townsend also serves on the boards of directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the Points of Light Foundation, the Center for American Progress and Catholic Democrats.
She has membership in the Council on Foreign Relations and the Inter-American Dialogue. She also serves on the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service. Kathleen serves on the Board of Directors at the Lightbridge nuclear fuel technology company.
After her graduation from law school, Kennedy was admitted to and remains a member of the Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maryland bar associations. She then worked as an attorney at a law firm in New Haven, Connecticut.
How Old is Kathleen Kennedy Townsend?
Kennedy is 68 years old as of 2019. Kathleen Hartington Kennedy was born on July 4, 1951, in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Parents
Kennedy was born as the eldest of five children to Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel. She is also the eldest grandchild of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy. Through her growing years, there was no assumption that girls in Kennedy would run for office. However, after her uncle and the 35th president of the US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Kathleen’s father wrote her a special kind of message. “As the oldest of the next generation, you have a particular responsibility. … Be kind to others and work for your country.”
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Siblings
Kathleen has three sisters: Kerry Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, and Courtney Kennedy Hill and seven brothers: David Kennedy, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Max Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Joseph P. Kennedy II, Christopher G. Kennedy, and Douglas Harriman Kennedy.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Education
Kennedy spent most f her childhood in McLean, Virginia. There, she attended Stone Ridge School in nearby Bethesda, Maryland. She later graduated from The Putney School in Vermont. Kennedy studied at Radcliffe College, receiving her bachelor’s degree in history and literature in 1974.
In 1978, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Husband
As a tutor in Radcliffe, Kennedy met her future husband David Lee Townsend who was a graduate student then. The couple got married in 1973. Townsend is a member of the faculty at St. John’s College in Annapolis.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Children
Kennedy and Townsend have four daughters together: Meaghan Anne Kennedy Townsend (born November 7, 1977), Maeve Fahey Kennedy Townsend (November 1, 1979 – April 2, 2020), Rose Katherine “Kat” Kennedy Townsend (born December 17, 1983) and Kerry Sophia Kennedy Townsend (born November 30, 1991).
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Daughter
Townsend’s daughter Maeve Fahey and grandson Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKeanwent missing on April 2, 2020, after a canoeing accident. The mother and son duo were presumed dead on April 3, 2020, an action that was declared by the Maryland law enforcement.
After a search that spanned several days and involved aviation and underwater imaging sonar technology, authorities recovered McKean’s body Monday 6th April 2020 at about 5:30 p.m. in 25 feet of water. This was about 2 1/2 miles south of her mother’s residence in Shady Side, Maryland, where the canoe was launched.
The eight-year-old’s body was recovered in 25 feet of water about two miles south of his grandmother’s residence in Shady Side, Maryland, where the canoe was launched on April 8, 2020. This was about 2,000 feet from where the body of his mother was located.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Net Worth
Being from the Kennedy family, it is evident that Kennedy already has a great fortune to her name. She has also earned greatly from her political career. However, her net worth is not yet disclosed.