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Christopher G. Kennedy
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Chair of the University of Illinois
Board of Trustees
In office
September 2009 (2009-09) – January 2015 (2015-01)
Preceded by Niranjan Shah
Succeeded by Edward McMillan
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Born
Christopher George Kennedy

July 4, 1963 (1963-07-04) (age 58)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Sheila Sinclair-Berner (m. 1987)
Children Four
Parents Robert F. Kennedy
Ethel Skakel
Relatives See Kennedy family
Residence Kenilworth, Illinois
Alma mater Boston College (B.A.)
Northwestern University (M.B.A)
Profession Businessman

Christopher George Kennedy (born July 4, 1963) is an American businessman. He is Chair of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc. He is a son of former U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a member of the Kennedy family. Kennedy served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of Illinois from 2009 to 2015. Until April 2012, he was also president of Merchandise Mart Properties, a commercial property management firm based in Chicago.

He was a candidate in the Democratic Party primary for Governor of Illinois in the 2018 election.

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