Maeve Kennedy McKean

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Maeve Kennedy McKean
Personal details
Maeve Fahey Kennedy Townsend[1]

(1979-11-01)November 1, 1979
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedApril 2, 2020(2020-04-02) (aged 40)
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
David McKean (m. 2009)
ParentsDavid Townsend
Kathleen Kennedy
EducationSt. Paul's School for Girls
Alma materBoston College
Trinity College Dublin
Georgetown University
OccupationLawyer, public health official, professor

Maeve Fahey Kennedy McKean (née Townsend; November 1, 1979 – April 2, 2020) was an American public health official, human rights attorney, and academic. She was the Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative at Georgetown University. She was the daughter of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy.

During the Obama Administration, McKean was the first-ever Senior Advisor for Human Rights in the United States Department of State's global AIDS program and the Office of Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

She disappeared with her eldest son, Gideon, in the Chesapeake Bay on April 2, 2020. Maryland law enforcement officials declared that she and her son were presumed dead on April 3, 2020.[2][3] Her body was found in the Chesapeake Bay on April 6 and Gideon's was found on April 8.[4][5] It was said they died after drowning on April 2.[6][7][8]

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  1. Andersen, Travis; Fox, Jeremy C. (April 3, 2020). "Daughter, grandson of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend presumed dead after going missing in Chesapeake Bay". The Boston Globe. Boston: Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  2. "Read husband's memorial of Kennedy descendant and their 8-year-old son". Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  3. Bicks, Emily (3 April 2020). "Maeve Townsend Kennedy McKean Presumed Dead: 5 Fast Facts". Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  4. Associated Press (April 6, 2020). "The body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, was located by Charles County Dive and Rescue". WEAU. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  5. "Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's body recovered by Maryland police". CBS News. New York City: CBS. April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  6. Madani, Doha (April 6, 2020). "Body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean found after canoe accident, son still missing". NBC News. New York City: NBC. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  7. "Officials Recover Body Of 8-Year-Old Gideon McKean, Robert F. Kennedy's Great-Grandson In Chesapeake Bay". CBS News. Annapolis: CBS. April 8, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  8. Stelloh, Tim (April 8, 2020). "Body of 8-year-old Gideon McKean, great-grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, found after canoe accident". NBC News. New York City: NBC. Retrieved April 8, 2020.