Definition of Joseph Kennedy from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Joseph Kennedy

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(1888-1969) the father of US President John F Kennedy. He was a rich businessman who became head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (1934-5) and later the US Ambassador to Britain (1937-40). He and his wife Rose had nine children. The oldest son, Joe, was killed in World War II, and Kennedy successfully encouraged his other sons (John, Robert and Edward) to become politicians.