Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968)
Robert, also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic senator from New York, and a noted civil-rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism and a member of the Kennedy family, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and he served as the president’s chief adviser during his presidency. From 1961 to 1964 he served as the U.S. Attorney General.
Following his brother John’s assassination, on November 22, 1963, Robert continued to serve as the Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months. There had long been animosity between them, so in September 1964 Kennedy resigned to seek a U.S. Senate seat from New York, which he won in November. Within a few years he publicly split with Johnson over the Vietnam War.
In March 1968 Robert began a campaign for the presidency and was a front-running candidate of the Democratic Party. In the California presidential primary, on June 4, Kennedy defeated Eugene McCarthy, the hero of the New Left and student elements in the Democratic Party. That night Robert was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, mortally wounded, he passed away in on morning of June 6th 1968.