Profession: Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Why Famous: Best known as the father of three political leaders: President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Representative Ted Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy. Served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1938 until late 1940.
- 1914-10-07 44th US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (26) weds John F. Fitzgerald's daughter, Rose Fitzgerald (24)
- 1938-01-17 Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom