Ray Reggie Remembers Ted Kennedy

Today we celebrate the heavenly birthday of the great Ted Kennedy.

The three Kennedy brothers supplied by the Raymond Reggie family archives
The Kennedy Brothers — Raymond Reggie

While I knew “Senator Kennedy” all my life… My father and his brother President John F Kennedy had a strong relationship going back into the ’50s… They met in 1956 at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigns for President in Crowley. Congressman Edwin W. Washington is on the right. Photo source: Raymond Reggie Family Collection; Colorized by Lamar White, Jr, Bayou Brief.
Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigns for President in Crowley. Congressman Edwin W. Washington is on the right. Photo source: Raymond Reggie Family Collection; Colorized by Lamar White, Jr, Bayou Brief.
Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigns for President in Crowley. Congressman Edwin W. Washington is on the right. Photo source: the Reggie Family Collection; Colorized by Lamar White, Jr, Bayou Brief.

JFK and Jackie even attended the 23rd annual Rice Festival in my hometown of Crowley, as the guest of my mother and father as seen in the photo below.

Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigns for President in Crowley with Reggie Family.

In July of 1992, “Senator” Kennedy became, “Brother-in-law” Ted Kennedy, when my sister, Vicki, married the love of her life. In fact, I was quoted in an article in NOLA: “Rock solid” is how Victoria’s younger brother Ray Reggie of New Orleans described the marriage.

Raymond Reggie of New Orleans discusses Kennedy Family.
Raymond Reggie of New Orleans discusses Kennedy Family.
Ted and Vicki Kennedy

As I said back when he passed, “We’ll miss him dearly, Ted was not only the Lion of the Senate, he was also a loving, caring, family-focused husband, father, and a great friend.”

Raymond Reggie article on Ted Kennedy
Raymond Reggie article on Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy

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— Raymond Reggie

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