Joseph P. Kennedy, the founding father, was a determined, resourceful child whose mother, Mary Augusta, dressed her only son in fine clothes and sought to make him a gentleman. Years later when Kennedy was one of the richest, most powerful men in America, he pointed out to his youngest son Edward Kennedy that in his first formal portrait, he defiantly clenched his left fist, perhaps upset at the dress his mother had imposed on him. (Loretta Kennedy Connelly Collection)