Description Robert Francis 'Bobby' Kennedy (November 20, 1925 June 6, 1968), commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was previously the 64th U.S. Attorney General from 1961 to 1964, serving under his older brother, President John F. Kennedy and his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1968 election.After serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Seaman Apprentice from 1944 to 1946, at Harvard College and Bates College, Robert Kennedy graduated from Harvard and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to entering public office, he worked as a correspondent to the Boston Post and as an attorney in Washington D.C. He gained national attention as the chief counsel of the Senate Labor Rackets Committee from 1957 to 1959, where he publicly challenged Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa over the corrupt practices of the union, and published The Enemy Within, a book about corruption in organized labor.A loyal member of the Kennedy family, Robert was the campaign manager for his brother John in the 1960 presidential election. He was appointed Attorney General after the successful election and served as the closest adviser to the president from 1961 to 1963. His tenure is best known for its advocacy for the Civil Rights Movement, crusade against organized crime and the Mafia, and involvement in U.S. foreign policy related to Cuba and Indonesia. After his brother's assassination, he remained in office in the Johnson administration for a few months until leaving to run for the United States Senate in 1964 where he defeated Republican incumbent Kenneth Keating.In 1968, Robert Kennedy was a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, appealing especially to African-American, Hispanic, and Catholic vot
Otis Porritt, Cape Cod Member Since February 2014 Artist Statement The Griffin Passant Streetwork is a unique kind of design work, and artwork. It encompasses many different levels of popular culture,music, movies, television, art and current events. Inspired by the everyday and the everywhere of life on Earth. Trying to bridge the gap between the mundane and the extraordinary.