Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean Wiki – Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean Biography
Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean is the son of Maeve Townsend McKean and David McKean. Gideon is named after the landmark Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright. The Supreme Court, in 1963, unanimously ruled that under the U.S. Constitution’s Sixth Amendment, states must provide an attorney to defendants in criminal cases if they can not afford a lawyer on their own.
The family was self-quarantining at Townsend’s home on the Chesapeake Bay, when Gideon and Maeve were playing kickball and one of them kicked the ball into the water, according to David McKean. “They got into a canoe, intending simply to retrieve the ball, and somehow got pushed by wind or tide into the open bay,” he wrote.
Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts, also a grandchild of Robert F. Kennedy, memorialized the two on Twitter, saying, “We love you Maeve. We love you Gideon. Our family has lost two of the brightest lights. Grateful for the prayers. Hold your loved ones tight.”
Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean Age
Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean was born on June 27, 2011. He is 8 years old.
Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean Family
Gideon is the grandchild of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and her husband David Lee Townsend. He is the great-grandchild of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy.
Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean Parents
Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean’s parents are Maeve Townsend McKean, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s daughter, and David McKean.
Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean Siblings
Gideon McKean has 2 siblings, Gabriella McKean and Toby McKean.
David Mckean Facebook
McKean’s husband, David McKean, wrote in a Facebook post Friday that “it is clear that Maeve and Gideon have passed away. The search for their recovery will continue, and I hope that that will be successful.”
“At this time, our family asks for privacy and that everyone keeps Maeve and Gideon in their prayers,” the Kennedy family said in a statement provided by a spokesperson earlier Friday.
David McKean remembered his wife and son in his Friday post.
“It is impossible, to sum up, Gideon here. I am heartbroken to even have to try. I used to marvel at him as a toddler and worry that he was too perfect to exist in this world. It seems to me now that he was,” he wrote in part. And of his wife, he said, “She was my everything. She was my best friend and my soulmate.”