Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) listens to testimony at the opening of hearings before his Administrative Practices and Procedures subcommittee on draft reforms which Senator Kennedy said that President Nixon could make 'with the stroke of his pen.' On October 30, Senator Kennedy was granted the right to a closed inquest in the death last July 18 of Mary Jo Kopechne.
One of the last photos of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. After a diagnosis of cancer in January 1994, she died in New York City on May 19 that same year. She is buried next to her first husband, President John F. Kennedy, and two infant children, a daughter, Arabella, and son, Patrick in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
Civil Defense official Raymond LaRosa and lawyer Chase Tretter walk along a sidewalk during the Inquest into the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, Edgartown, Massachusetts, January 1970. The pair were friends of US Senator Ted Kennedy and had helped him when Kennedy had driven his car off of a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island (on July 18, 1969)--Kennedy swam to the shore, but his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, was found dead in the car hours later.
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass.: Front and side views of car which was driven by Senator Edward Kennedy when it plunged off a bridge killing a woman here. The dead woman was identified as Miss Mary Jo Kopechne, 29, of Washington, D.C. She had worked as a secretary for the late Senator Robert Kennedy. Police Chief James Arena said senator Kennedy escaped the overturned but was unable to rescue his companion.