19 Facts About Max Kennedy


Matthew Maxwell Taylor "Max" Kennedy was born on January 11,1965 and is an American lawyer and author.


Max Kennedy is the ninth child of Robert F Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy.


Max Kennedy was born in New York City's Roosevelt Hospital on January 11,1965, the ninth child of the eleven children of Robert F Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy.


Max Kennedy is named after General Maxwell D Taylor, then US Ambassador to Vietnam.


Max Kennedy was hospitalized in Bethesda, Maryland, at age 12 after he suffered an injury in an elevator accident at the Rockville home of his uncle and aunt, Sargent and Eunice Max Kennedy Shriver.


Max Kennedy graduated from Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island in 1983, and achieved sobriety in 1985.


Max Kennedy then graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.


Max Kennedy was formerly an assistant district attorney in the Philadelphia DA's Office, where he prosecuted felonies and worked in the juvenile crime unit.


Max Kennedy later returned to the East to lead the Water-shed Institute at Boston College, an environmental nonprofit group, and was chairman of the re-election campaign of his uncle, US Senator Ted Max Kennedy, in 2000.


In 2001, Max Kennedy explored a campaign for the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts's 9th congressional district, a seat vacated by Democrat Joe Moakley, and moved from Cambridge to the 9th district in preparation for a possible run.


Max Kennedy never declared his candidacy, citing his desire to spend time with his family, including his three children under the age of 10.


Kirkus Reviews said of the book that Max Kennedy "describes that attack and its aftermath in scarifying detail that is not for the squeamish" and assessed it as "useful to students of the last months of the Pacific War, though less so than" preceding works on the kamikaze by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney and David Sears.


Max Kennedy endorsed Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, and campaigned for Obama.


In June 2008, Max Kennedy introduced Obama at a dinner in Hickory Hill, the McLean, Virginia homestead of his mother Ethel Max Kennedy.


In October 2009, Max Kennedy endorsed Alan Khazei in the January 2010 special election to fill the US Senate seat of his late uncle, Ted Max Kennedy.


Max Kennedy was nominated by President Obama to serve as a member of the Board of the Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Senate confirmed him by voice vote in October 2011.


Max Kennedy served as a board member from 2011 until January 2018.


In 2004, along with his mother and siblings, Max Kennedy supported the demolition of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in order to make way for a new public school complex.


Max Kennedy married Victoria Anne Strauss on July 13,1991 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.