M. "Ted" Kennedy lived his entire life in the public eye, the
youngest son of a wealthy U.S. businessman and ambassador, and the younger
brother of both a U.S. Senator and a President. His personal and family life
was riddled with difficulty and tragedy, some self-inflicted, some undeserved.
First elected in 1962, he spent 47 years in the U.S. Congress, representing the
state of Massachusetts, over time gaining power and respect from both sides of
the aisle, earning the name "Lion of the Senate". Kennedy passed away
on August 25th, 2009, at the age of 77. He was remembered last weekend by
family, friends, colleagues, presidents and thousands of citizens of
Massachusetts and beyond.
Sen. Edward M. "Ted'' Kennedy, the last of three Kennedy brothers who
captured the American's public imagination in the 1960s and who dominated the
Washington debate through the final decades of his nearly 47-year career in the
Senate, rolled across party lines .
President Obamawhile paying
tributes to thisiconic Massachusetts
Democratsaid he was 'the greatest U.S.
senator of our time.”
ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws reflected in millions of
lives,'' Obama said in a personal statement delivered from a lawn of the
Martha's Vineyard retreat where he and his family are vacationing. Obama cited
Kennedy's legislative hand in the granting of "dignity'' for senior
citizens, educational opportunity for children and hope for "all who can
pursue their dream in an America that is more equal and more just -- including
week’s call-in show our panelists while replying to questions from our
listeners have also estimated Senator Robert Kennedy as one of the greatest Law
Makers . They recalled his humanitarian role during the War of Liberationin Bangladesh. The guestson the panel were Dr Selina Ahmed from the
University of Houston in Texas,Dr
Partho Banerjee from Empire Estate College, New York and Syed
Mohammadullah , a veteran journalist from New York