Edward Kennedy

KENNEDY--Edward M. With a deep sense of loss, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences mourns the death of its esteemed Fellow. For more than four decades a fierce defender of the ideals of opportunity, equity, and justice, he achieved an unparalleled legislative record. His passionate and determined advocacy improved the lives of countless people. He was a leader, a patriot, an incomparable public servant. The Academy expresses its sincere condolences to his wife, Vicki, his family, and to all those who knew him as a statesman and as a friend. Emilio Bizzi, President Louis Cabot, Chair of the Academy Trust and Vice President Leslie Berlowitz, Chief Executive Officer


Published in The New York Times on Aug. 28, 2009