Edward M. Kennedy

“The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on.” Edward M. Kennedy

Interactive Timeline

Explore Senator Kennedy’s legislative accomplishments on a wide range of issues. During his 47-year career in the United States Senate, Edward M. Kennedy fought for and won so many great battles. He was widely respected on both sides of the aisle for his commitment to progress and his ability to legislate—on voting rights, health care, education, immigration reform, the minimum wage, and equality for minorities, women, people with disabilities, and LGBT Americans.

Meet "The Lion of the Senate"

Edward M. Kennedy dedicated more than four decades to the United States Senate. One of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history, Kennedy was known for his ability to work across party lines to get important legislation passed. Senator Kennedy’s legacy lives on in the Institute, helping to ensure the next generation of American leaders are informed and engaged in our government.