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  Kennedy, Victoria "Vicki" Reggie
NameVictoria "Vicki" Reggie Kennedy
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts , United States
Born February 26, 1954 (66 years)
Last ModifedSilver Dime
Mar 07, 2013 02:53pm
Tags Arab - Caucasian - Widowed - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoAn American lawyer and the widow of U.S. Senator Edward "Ted" Moore Kennedy.

The second of six children, she was born Victoria Anne Reggie in Crowley, Louisiana to Louisiana judge and banker Edmund M. Reggie and Doris Ann Boustany Reggie, a Democratic national committeewoman. She is of Lebanese descent, as all her grandparents were Maronites from Lebanon, who immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Louisiana. Her grandparents became important players in the local Roman Catholic church and later their children became involved in business and politics.

Her immediate family was wealthy because of money from her mother's family's interest in the Bunny Bread baking concern in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was raised in a family that was constantly involved in politics and campaigns. At the 1956 Democratic National Convention, her father helped deliver his state for John F. Kennedy's unsuccessful bid for the vice-presidential nomination. Over time, John Kennedy developed a close social relationship with the family. Her mother cast the only Louisiana delegate vote for Ted Kennedy at the 1980 Democratic National Convention.

She attended parochial schools growing up and was a straight-A student. She attended Newcomb College at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts in English, magna cum laude. There she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was president of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

She then received her law degree, summa cum laude in 1979 from Tulane University Law School. There she was a member of Tulane Law Review. Her education at Tulane, along with twenty years of other Tulane tuition for her brothers and sisters, was paid for by scholarships awarded by a political ally of her father.



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Husband Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy Jul 03, 1992-Aug 25, 2009
Father In-Law Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. 1888-1969
Mother In-Law Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy 1890-1995
Stepson Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, Jr. 1961-
Stepson Patrick J. Kennedy 1967-

MA US President - D Primary - Mar 03, 2020 D Joe Biden
MA US Senate - Special D Primary - Apr 30, 2013 D Edward J. Markey
MA US Senate - Appointment - Sep 25, 2009 D Paul G. Kirk, Jr.