Ethel Skakel Kennedy

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Kennedy in c. 1968

Ethel Skakel (born April 11, 1928) is an American activist and politician. She is the widow of Robert F. Kennedy, who was the brother of John F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Her son is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr..

Skakel was born on April 11, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. She studied at Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart in 1945.

Skakel meet Robert while he was dating her sister. On June 17, 1950 Robert and Ethel married in Greenwich, Connecticut. They had eleven children. Two of their children died.

Skakel supported Barack Obama during his 2008 campaign[1].

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