BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Bedford’s Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr.
Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr., who is a resident of Bedford, turns 61 on Saturday.
Kennedy, Jr., a radio host, activist, and attorney specializing in environmental law, was born Jan. 17, 1954 in Washington, D.C.
In 1983, Kennedy was hired by Manhattan District Attorney and longtime family friend Robert M. Morgenthau to be an office assistant. Since 1987 Kennedy has served as a clinical professor of environmental law and co-director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic at Pace University School of Law.
In May 2010, Kennedy was named one of Time.com's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success in helping Riverkeeper to restore the Hudson River.
Kennedy co-hosts "Ring of Fire," which was previously on Air America Radio with Mike Papantonio, and is now syndicated. Kennedy has written two books and several articles on environmental issues.