Back text printed to the right of a photograph of Senator Ted Kennedy.
In 1972, despite several public statements that he would not run for President of the United States, Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy was considered the favorite for the Democratic nomination. He did not campaign for the office and eventually the Democratic presidential nomination was won by Senator George McGovern of South Dakota. McGovern lost the general election to President Richard Nixon.
Ted Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and was a longtime US Senator from Massachusetts. He passed away in 2009 after a battle with brain cancer.