JOSEPH KENNEDY, SR. Biography - Bussiness people and enterpreneurs


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Name: Joseph P. Kennedy                                                                                                     
Born: 6 September 1888                                                                                                     
Died 19 November 1969                                                                                                       
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. was born during Boston's Irish boom of the late 1800s.                                               
Famously ambitious, he attended Harvard and by age 25 was already president of a small bank.                               
Later he moved into investment banking, movie theaters, film production and liquor, becoming wealthy in the process.       
Joseph P. Kennedy, former United States Ambassador to Great Britain, was the                                               
subject of an FBI background investigation in 1956 in connection with a                                                     
Presidential appointment. FBI records indicate cordial correspondence between                                               
Kennedy and former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.                                                                           
His 1913 marriage to Rose Fitzgerald, the daughter of Boston mayor John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, resulted in nine children. 
Their son John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946 and became president in 1961.                                     
Two other sons, Robert and Edward, became U.S. senators.