U.S. Senator from New York and Attorney General under his brother John's administration who was assassinated in 1968 while he was running for president. He spearheaded many of the civil rights initiatives that the Kennedy Administration put forward.
Shortly before his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an apprentice seaman and later graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law.
He gave a somber speech in the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Indianapolis's inner city, and while riots broke out in 60 cities in the wake of the assassination, not one broke out in Indianapolis. Many people attribute this fact to his heartfelt speech.
He married Ethel Skakel in 1950, and the couple had 11 kids between 1951 and 1968.