Joseph P. Kennedy

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Joseph P. Kennedy

A 20th-century American businessman and politician. After making a fortune in investing, Kennedy was appointed the first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1934, serving until the following year. He later became the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. He was the father of a number of prominent American politicians, notably President John F. Kennedy. He lived from 1888 to 1969.
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The curse of the Kennedy clan began with the death of the eldest son of Joseph Kennedy, Joseph Jnr, in a Second World War plane crash at the age of 29.
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