Vicki Kennedy has been nominated to an advisory position by President Barack Obama. She is being considered for a position on the eleven-member Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service.
Vicki Kennedy hails from Crowley, Louisiana. Her parents, Doris Ann Boustany and Edmund Reggie, were actively involved in the politics and business in the area. Her father was a banker and a judge while her mother was a Democratic National Committeewoman. The Reggies were supporters of John F. Kennedy and shared a social relationship with him. Edmund Reggie rallied support for JFK at the Democratic National Convention in 1956 when JFK pursued, unsuccessfully, the vice-presidential nomination.
Vicky Anne Reggie earned her degree in English, graduating magna cum laude from the Newcomb College in New Orleans. She went on to study law at the Tulane University Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude when she received her Juris Doctor degree.
Vicki Anne Reggie became Vicki Kennedy when she married Senator Ted Kennedy on July 3, 1992. She has two children from her previous marriage to Grier C. Raclin. She divorced Raclin in 1990. Former Senator Ted Kennedy passed away in 2009.
In 2008, the Kennedys lent their support to Barack Obama in his first bid for the Presidency of the United States.
Vicki Kennedy’s nomination is one of the nine positions that are appointed by the President of the United States for the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Office. The duty of selecting the Postmaster General is placed in the hands of the Board. The Postmaster General will also become a member of the board of governors, and will be involved in the selection of the board’s 11th member, the Deputy Postmaster General.
Attorney Vicki Kennedy is currently on the Kennedy Center’s Board of Trustees. She is also credited for being the co-founder of Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
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