William Kennedy Smith Wiki – Biography
William Kennedy Smith is the son of late Jean Kennedy Smith. William Kennedy Smith is an American physician and a member of the prominent Kennedy family who founded an organization focused on land mines and the rehabilitation of landmine victims. He is known for being charged with rape in a nationally-publicized 1991 trial that ended with his acquittal.
He attended boarding school at Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University; completed premedical post-baccalaureate studies at Bryn Mawr College; and, in 1991, received his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
In 2004, a former employee of the Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR) alleged that Smith had sexually assaulted her in 1999, and brought a civil action against him. Smith denied her charges, calling them “outrageous” and saying that “family and personal history have made me unusually vulnerable to these kinds of charges”. Smith later resigned from the CIR. A spokesman for the organization later acknowledged that two separate federal sexual harassment claims against Smith, by former female employees of CIR, had been “settled amicably.” On January 5, 2005, the court dismissed the employee’s lawsuit.
Smith is the founder of Physicians Against Land Mines, a Chicago-based organization that advocates for an end to the use of land mines and assists persons injured by land mines. He also founded the Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR) in 1996. As of 2001, Smith was an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University Medical School and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
William Kennedy Smith Age
William Kennedy Smith is 59 years old. He was born on September 4, 1960, in Brighton, Massachusetts, United States.
William Kennedy Smith is the younger son of Stephen Edward Smith and Jean Kennedy Smith. His mother is the youngest daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. He is a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Ted Kennedy. Smith has an elder brother, Stephen Edward Smith Jr., and two adoptive sisters, Kym and Amanda Smith.
Smith married Anne Henry, an arts fundraising consultant, on May 12, 2011, at Tilghman Island, Maryland.
The couple has two children India (born 2012) and Stephen (born 2013).
Jean Kennedy Smith Cause of Death
Smith died on June 18, 2020, at her home in Manhattan at the age of 92. Her daughter Kym told The New York Times. Jean Kennedy Smith’s cause of death was not revealed.