Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Bio-Wiki, Age, Parents, Siblings, Mother, and Education

Who is Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean?

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean (born: Maeve Fahey Kennedy Townsend) was an American public health and human rights lawyer who served as executive director of the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative. She is known for being the daughter of former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.

Maeve went missing with her eldest son, Gideon, after a canoe trip in the Chesapeake Bay on April 2, 2020. 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.

A photo of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon
A photo of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon

The authorities are set to resume their search on Tuesday 7th April 2020 for Maeve’s 8-year-old son, Gideon McKean.

How Old is Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean?

Maeve was 40 years old at the time of her death on April 2, 2020. She was born on November 1, 1979.

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Parents

Maeve is a member of the Kennedy family. Her grandparents on her maternal side are Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy. She is also the grandniece of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Maeve was born to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, and David Townsend, a professor at St. John’s College.

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Siblings

She has three sisters, Meaghan Anne Kennedy Townsend (born November 7, 1977, Rose Katherine “Kat” Kennedy Townsend (born December 17, 1983) and Kerry Sophia Kennedy Townsend (born November 30, 1991)

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Mother

Her mother Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was the
sixth Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. She also ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Maryland in 2002.

Kathleen serves as the chair of American Bridge, a non-profit that raises funds for Democratic candidates and causes.

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Education

Maeve was an undergraduate student at Boston College. During her time in college, she worked part-time at Bruegger’s and Dunkin’ Donuts. In 2009, McKean graduated from Georgetown University with a joint Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree in international negotiations and conflict resolution from the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Husband

Maeve has been married to David McKean since 21 March 2009. The two met in 2003 while McKean was a student at the University of California at Berkeley and Maeve was working in California for Senator Feinstein.

Maeve and McKean went on a trip to Asia together. They then traveled to China, CambodiaThailand, Vietnam, and Laos. In 2008 they took their relationship to another level and got engaged. The couple got married on March 21, 2009, at the Women’s National Democratic Club, a mansion in Washington, D.C.

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Children

Maeve and McKean have three children together. She gave birth to her son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean on June 27, 2011. Gideon became the first great-grandchild for Bobby and Ethel. He is also the first of the sixth generation of Kennedys. Maeve gave birth to her second child a daughter Gabriella becoming the second of the sixth generation of Kennedys. In 2017, she gave birth to their third child, a son, Toby.

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Net Worth

Maeve has earned through her career as a health and human rights lawyer. However, her net worth is not yet revealed.