Robert Francis ("Bobby") Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy was born in 1925 in Brookline Massachusetts , and was
raised with traditional family values. He was a true patriot, with a strong
sense of nationalism. While Attending Harvard University, he saw that his
country needed his help, so he put his undergraduate studies on hold to
serve his country's Navy in World War II. When he returned home, he
finished his Bachelor's degree at Harvard, and received an LL.B. from the
university of Virginia Law. In 1951 he served as Attorney to the U.S.
Department of Jjustice, but in 1952 he resigned to manage his brother
John's senatorial campaign.
In 1953, he served as assistant counsel under Senator Joseph
McCarthy's permanent investigators subcommittee. He resigned in 1956
because he didn't agree with all of Senator McCarthy's ideas and methods.
He then in 1957 was elected to be chief council for the Senate Rackets'
committee. During that time he exposed mofia figureheads such as Jimmy
Hoffa and Dave Beck. He seemed to be obsessed with dismantling the
Mofia. Under his brother's administration, he continued his attack on the
Mofia. Robert Kennedy had no sympathy for the mob, nor did he care that
he was being criticized by the media for his "harsh measures" such as his
extensive use of wiretaps .
In 1964 he resigned as Attorney General to subsequently gain a Senate
seat from New York. While being a Senator, his views on government
slightly changed. He was now paying more attention to the needs of the
poor minorities, and was criticizing the involvement of the United States in
the Vietnam War.
In March of 1968, he announced that he would be running for
President on the Democratic ticket. His charismatic personality appealed to
voters of all ethnic backgrounds and...