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Victoria Kennedy Chosen By Obama For US Postal Service Board

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Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 01:32 PM

By Michael Mullins

Victoria Kennedy, the wife of late Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Postal Service board of governors.

A prominent Obama supporter, the 59-year-old Kennedy is an attorney who presently resides on the board of trustees for the Kennedy Center and is a co-founder of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate — a nonprofit aimed at informing students and educators about the legislative chamber.

Kennedy's nomination must still be confirmed by the Senate.

The board of governors is responsible for choosing the postmaster general and controlling the postal service's spending, planning, and policies, The Associated Press noted.

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According to USPS.com, each of the nine members of the Postal Service board of governors earns an annual salary of $30,000 for the 42 days of scheduled meetings per year. A board director can serve no more than two terms each.

If confirmed for the position, Kennedy will likely have her hands full as the board attempts to turn around the organization's ongoing financial woes. Having lost $16 billion in 2012, the agency has also reportedly exhausted a $15 billion line of credit from the U.S. Treasury.

Prior to Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death in 2009, his wife had reportedly been considered as a possible successor to serve out his term in the U.S. Senate, however she reportedly declined.

Kennedy has yet to publicly respond to the nomination by Obama.

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The second of six children, Kennedy was born Victoria Anne Reggie in Crowley, La. Her father was a judge and banker while her mother was a Democratic national committeewoman. Prior to marrying the late "liberal lion of the Senate," Kennedy was married to a telecommunications attorney, with whom she had two children. The couple divorced in 1990, two years before she married into the Kennedy clan.

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