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Edward Kennedy

KENNEDY--Edward. The Board of Directors, Overseers and staff of the International Rescue Committee note with great sorrow the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy, whose tireless efforts over many years to pursue justice, dignity and fair treatment for refugees all over the world made him a champion for people whose lives have been uprooted by conflict or disaster. We will miss his selfless leadership and passion for humanitarian work. On behalf of the board, we extend our condolences to Senator Kennedy's family, including to his sister, our fellow board member, Jean Kennedy Smith. Alan R. Batkin Jonathan L. Wiesner Co-Chairs, Board of Directors Maureen White Chair, Overseers George Rupp President


Published in The New York Times on Aug. 27, 2009
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