Mary Jo Kopechne

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Person.png Mary Jo Kopechne   History Commons SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(teacher, secretary, political campaign specialist, JFK/Assassination/Premature death)
Mary Jo Kopechne.jpg
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died1969-07-18 (Age 28)
Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, U.S.
Cause of death
drowning, car accident
Alma materCaldwell College
ReligionRoman Catholic
ParentsJoseph and Gwen Kopechne
Victim of • premature_death
• Chappaquiddick incident
PartyDemocratic Party
The victim of the Chappaquiddick incident which stymied Edward Kennedy's presidential ambitions

Chappaquiddick incident

Full article: Stub class article Chappaquiddick incident

Edward Kennedy was driving Mary Jo Kopechne back to her hotel when his car veered off the road and into water. Kennedy escaped and returned to the party.[1]