04 March 2009

Mary & Joseph

On this day in 1939, Joseph P. Kennedy, United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James (and father to one future president and two future senators), sailed home from England on the Queen Mary after discussions with British officials regarding Britain's stance on the Holy Land

Kennedy had been appointed to the ambassadorship in 1938 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leaving his post in 1940 after responding to the growing threat of Nazi aggression by suggesting democracy was finished in England, as well as possibly in the United States.




Source:
New York Times
The Kennedys: An American Drama by Peter Collier & David Horowitz

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