Brother of John F. Kennedy, JFK appointed Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) Attorney General in JFK's Cabinet. He worked closely with his brother during the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Closely associated in memory, the two brothers were not at all close as children. John was eight years older, and rarely spent time with Robert.
Robert Kennedy proved a staunch political operative on several of his brother's campaigns.
In 1968, Robert Kennedy ran for president. He had just won the California primary when he was shot on June 4, 1968 by Sirhan B. Sirhan. He died two days later, on June 6, 1968.