John Kennedy’s sister dies

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Gene Kennedy Smith was US Ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s

On June 17, in New York, at the age of 92, the sister of 35th US President John F. Kennedy Jean Kennedy Smith died. This is written by the New York Times with reference to her daughter Kim.

Gene Kennedy Smith was the penultimate of the nine children of Joseph and Rosa Kennedy, among whom was the 35th US President John F. Kennedy and the 64th US Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

Gene Kennedy Smith was born on February 20, 1928. From 1993 to 1998, she was the American ambassador to Ireland and played a significant role in the peace process in Northern Ireland. She also contributed to the signing of the Belfast Agreement on April 10, 1998 on a political settlement of the conflict in the region.

In recognition, Irish President Mary McAleese granted her honorary Irish citizenship in 1998, and US President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Liberty the highest civilian order in the country.

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