Profession: Businessman and Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Biography: A successful businessman, investor and billionaire in today's money Kennedy is best known as the father of three political leaders: President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Representative Ted Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
A leading member of the Democratic Party, he served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1938 until late 1940 and was active in the political careers of his sons.
- 1914-10-07 Businessman Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (26) weds John F. Fitzgerald's daughter, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (24)
- 1938-01-17 Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom