'61 Memo Claims Ted Kennedy Sought to Rent Brothel

By Staff | February 28, 2011 | 3:39 PM EST

Boston (AP) - An FBI file contends that a young Edward Kennedy arranged to rent a brothel for a night while visiting Chile in 1961, a year before he was elected to the Senate.

The previously redacted memo, dated Dec. 28, 1961, was released by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based organization that said it obtained it through a Freedom of Information lawsuit.

According to the memo, Kennedy made arrangements to rent the brothel "for an entire night" in Santiago earlier in 1961.

Kennedy was a 29-year-old assistant district attorney in Boston. He was elected to the Senate in 1962 and served more than four decades until his death in 2009.

Kennedy's family remembers had no immediate reaction to the release of the memo.