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Joseph P. Kennedy III gets married

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Representative-elect Joseph P. Kennedy III wed fiancée Lauren Anne Birchfield on Saturday afternoon in Corona del Mar, Calif., surrounded by family and friends, according to spokeswoman Emily Browne. Birchfield’s father, the Rev. Jim Birchfield, officiated at the ceremony at Community Church, said Browne in a statement. Kennedy, the 32-year-old son of Joseph P. Kennedy II, former US representative, and the grandson of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy, handily beat Republican Sean Bielat last month to win the Congressional seat left vacant by the retirement of US Representative Barney Frank. Birchfield’s parents announced Kennedy and Birchfield’s engagement in January .

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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