Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Kennedy in December 2023
Robert Francis Kennedy Jr.

(1954-01-17) January 17, 1954 (age 70)
EducationHarvard University (BA)
London School of Economics
University of Virginia (JD)
Pace University (LLM)
  • Radio host
  • Environmental lawyer
  • author
  • anti-vaccine activist
Political partyWe the People Party (since 2024)
Independent (2023–2024)
Democratic (until 2023)[1]
Emily Black
(m. 1982; div. 1994)

Mary Richardson
(m. 1994; div. 2012)

Cheryl Hines
(m. 2014)
Parent(s)Robert F. Kennedy
Ethel Kennedy

Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr., (born January 17, 1954) is an American politician, radio host, activist, and attorney in environmental law. He hosted the radio program Ring of Fire. He is also a vaccine hesitancy activist, and as a result, he frequently promotes misinformation regarding them. Kennedy Jr. is an Independent candidate for President of the United States in the 2024 presidential election.

Early life[change | change source]

Kennedy was born on January 17, 1954 in Washington, D.C. to Ethel Skakel Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.[2] He is the nephew of John F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Kennedy studied at Harvard University, University of Virginia School of Law, and at Pace University School of Law.

2024 presidential campaign[change | change source]

In April 2023, Kennedy announced his plans to run for President of the United States, challenging President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination in the 2024 election.[3] In October 2023, he withdrew from the Democratic nomination to run as an Independent.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Kennedy was married to Emily Ruth Black from 1982 until they divorced in 1994. He was married to Mary Richardson from 1994 until her death in 2012. He is now married to actress Cheryl Hines. He has six children.

References[change | change source]

  1. Phippen, Thomas; Steinhauser, Paul (March 3, 2023). "Robert F. Kennedy Jr 'thinking about' launching Democratic challenge to Biden for 2024 White House nomination". Fox News. Retrieved March 3, 2023.
  2. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Huffington Post.
  3. Bradner, Eric; Wright, David (2023-04-05). "Robert F. Kennedy Jr. files paperwork to run for president as a Democrat". CNN.
  4. Gibson, Brittany; Zhang, Andrew (October 9, 2023). "RFK Jr. announces he will run as an independent candidate". Politico. Retrieved October 9, 2023.

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