Victoria Reggie Kennedy

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Victoria Kennedy
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United States Ambassador to Austria
Assumed office
January 12, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byTrevor Traina
Personal details
Victoria Anne Reggie

(1954-02-26) February 26, 1954 (age 69)
Crowley, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Grier Raclin
(m. 1981; div. 1990)

Ted Kennedy
(m. 1992; died 2009)
EducationTulane University (BA, JD)

Victoria Anne Kennedy (née Reggie; born February 26, 1954)[1] is an American diplomat, attorney and activist. Kennedy is the U.S. Ambassador to Austria since 2022. She is the second wife and widow of longtime U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, who was the brother of President John F. Kennedy.

In 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden nominated Kennedy to be the U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Austria.[2] On October 26, 2021, Kennedy was confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Kennedys". American Experience. PBS. October 2, 2003. Archived from the original (film; transcript available) on March 13, 2009. Retrieved March 5, 2009.
  2. Staff Writer (July 14, 2021). "Austria approves Victoria Kennedy as new US envoy, report says". The Boston Globe. The Associated Press. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  3. Kelly, Laura (October 26, 2021). "Senate confirms four Biden ambassadors after delay". The Hill. Retrieved October 26, 2021.