Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Lt. Governor

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is Maryland's first woman lieutenant governor. Her major interest is in building safe communities by working on crime prevention, policing, and punishment. The backbone of the program is to create new partnerships between citizens, police, the business and religious communities, and public agencies.

Born on July 4, 1951, Lt. Governor Townsend is the oldest child of Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy. Lt. Governor Townsend is an honor graduate of Harvard University and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Law School. She has received many honorary degrees. Lt. Governor Townsend lives in Baltimore County with her husband, David, a professor at St. John's College in Annapolis, and three of their four daughters: Maeve, 17; Kate, 13; and Kerry, 5. Her oldest daughter, 19-year-old Meaghan, is in her sophomore year of college.

© Copyright October 16, 1997, Office of the Secretary of State.
Last Modified September 13, 2002 .