JEAN KENNEDY SMITH, LAST KENNEDY SIBLING, DIES AT 92

Jun 18, 2020

By Bob Komsic

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Jean Kennedy Smith, an American envoy who played an important role in the Northern Ireland peace process, has died at her home in Manhattan.
(Getty Images)
The second youngest of the nine Kennedy siblings, who included President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy, she was the last surviving child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy.
Jean Kennedy Smith was the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland who prodded negotiations in the 1990s that resulted in the Belfast Agreement.
She was the first Kennedy woman of her generation to play a key political role.
(Smith – on right – Getty Images)
Jean Kennedy Smith had introduced brother John to Jacqueline Bouvier, Robert to Ethel Skakel and married Stephen Smith, who oversaw the Kennedy fortune.
She published a memoir in 2016 called ”The Nine of Us” in which she remarked her childhood seemed ”unexceptional.”
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