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Robert Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy’s Gift to His Groomsmen at His Wedding to Ethel Skakel The groomsman’s silver pitcher given by RFK to Kenneth O’Donnell for serving as his usher, obtained directly from the O’Donnell family.
1706. 17/06/1950. JFK met O’Donnell at this wedding, and the latter later became John F. Kennedy’s advisor as his Special Assistant to the President; he was Robert Kennedy’s campaign manager in 1968When Bobby Kennedy arrived at Harvard, he was very much in the shadow of his late brother Joe Jr. and his elder brother Jack. Joe had been the apple of their father’s eye, and he had been killed in World War II. Jack was seemingly good at everything, and a real shining star, while Bobby had yet to make a name for himself. At Harvard he went out for the football team and made it, which gave him something to be proud of that neither of his brothers had achieved. On the squad, Kenneth O’Donnell was the team quarterback and captain, and an honorable mention All American. He and some of the other major players took a liking to Bobby’s grit and intelligence, and soon the younger Kennedy found himself popular for the first time in his life. In fact, O’Donnell became Bobby’s roommate. Both men went on to attend law school, Bobby at the University of Virginia and Kenny at Boston College.After Bobby became engaged to Ethel Skakel in February 1950, he asked Kenny O’Donnell to be one of his ushers and groomsmen at the wedding. Bobby’s older brother Jack (John F. Kennedy), then a Democratic congressman from Boston, would be the best man. As O’Donnell later recalled, “We had a party the night before the wedding at the Harvard Club in New York. John Kennedy was there and he agreed that he had never seen such an outrageous, irreverent group of characters in his life”. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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