Senator Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy, Democrat, died of brain cancer on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at his home in Hyannis Port, MA two weeks after the death of his sister Eunice. He is survived by his wife Victoria, his sister Jean Kennedy Smith, and his three children, Kara Anne, Edward, Jr., and Patrick. In office from November 1962 until his death, Kennedy served nine terms in the Senate. He was the second most senior member of the Senate, and the third-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. He was best known as one of the most outspoken and effective Senate proponents of liberal causes and bills, especially health care.