The West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women recently met at the Marriott in Charleston, with featured speaker Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.
Kennedy Townsend is the eldest daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the brother of President John F. Kennedy. She was also Maryland’s first female lieutenant governor and served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States. She is married to David Lee Townsend and they have four daughters and four grandchildren.
According to those democratic women from Mason County who attended the event in Charleston, two days after President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Kathleen’s father Robert wrote his then 12-year-old daughter a note on White House stationery that read: “As the oldest of the next generation you have a particular responsibility..be kind to others and work for your country. Love, Daddy.”