Edward Kennedy timeline: 1932-2009

Kennedy, the youngest of nine children born into a legendary political family, died Tuesday after battling a malignant brain tumor for more than a year. Known as the “liberal lion of the Senate,” he served for nearly 47 years, fighting for causes dear to his heart such as civil rights, welfare and healthcare.

Sources: Times Research

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