Affectionately called Ted or Teddy by voters and those closest to him, he was known to the public for a booming voice and occasionally boisterous — and some notoriously reckless — behavior. Keep reading »
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The Last Lion
Read more about Ted's fall and rise in this riveting biography from The Boston Globe.
Photo GalleryThe burial
Photo GalleryWho attended
Photo GalleryThe funeral
Photo GalleryThe wake
PHOTO GALLERYThe procession to Boston
PHOTO GALLERYA Kennedy retrospective
Photo GalleryA region pays tribute
Reporting Kennedy's deathNewspaper front pages
PHOTO GALLERYThe lives he touched
Photo GALLERYGrowing up Kennedy
Family treeThe Kennedy family
Photo GalleryTriumphs and tragedies
Photo galleryTroubled waters
SlideshowMaster of the Senate
PHOTO GALLERYThe Kennedy compound
REMEMBERING KENNEDY'S LIFE
Presidents and porters, dignitaries and dishwashers bade final farewell to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who was memorialized inside a grand church on a crowded street in a city for which he had a boundless love.
Senator Kennedy’s personal appeal to the pope was read aloud at his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery, reflecting a sense of humanity, humility, and enduring faith.
With Boston's skyline darkening behind them and his flag-draped casket before them, Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s friends, relatives, and colleagues gathered for a lighthearted and moving service.
Reaction to Senator Kennedy's death
The creamy stouts went untouched on many a table. Ice dissolved in stiffer brews well before their liquor had been consumed. There was no music, no conversation, no bustle.
Senator Kennedy's legacy
Kennedy will be remembered for his legislative achievements in health care, education, civil rights, and immigration.
All eyes now are on Joseph P. Kennedy II, the former US representative, with family members and political allies expecting him to make a decision very shortly on whether to enter the Democratic primary for his uncle's seat in the Senate.
Editorial / Opinion
As many gathered on Mission Hill to dispatch Ted Kennedy from this world, Amine Saasaa was 2 miles away, sitting behind a desk on Jones Hill, where Ted Kennedy first entered this world.
The political world is forced to contemplate the possibility of life without Ted Kennedy. (Boston Globe, 5/20/2008)
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After 40 years in the Senate, Kennedy transcended the family mythology to become his own man. (Globe, 1/5/03)
They are playing "What's Happening to Ted?" It is, after all, the favorite game of the week. (Boston Globe, 1/24/80)
The possibility arises that the senior senator has squandered the Kennedy Mystique. (By David B. Wilson, Boston Globe, 12/17/79)