Senate Appointee Kirk Named As Executor Of Kennedy’s Will

Paul G. Kirk Jr., the man was appointed to serve as interim senator to replace the late Edward M. Kennedy, has also been named as the executor of his will.

In a four-page will filed in Barnstable Probate Court on Thursday, Kennedy named his longtime friend Paul Kirk as executor. The will was signed by Kennedy on Aug. 25, 2006, exactly three years before he died.

The document was filed on the same day Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Kirk to serve as an interim senator. A special election to fill Kennedy’s seat will be held in January.

Kennedy’s will leaves all of his assets to a trust in his name. Kennedy provided in the trust for his widow, Victoria Kennedy, and his three children. The will does not state the value of Kennedy’s estate.

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