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Joseph Morgan KENDALL

(1863-1933)

KENDALL, Joseph Morgan, (son of John Wilkerson Kendall), a Representative from Kentucky; born in West Liberty, Morgan County, Ky., May 12, 1863; received his early education from private tutors and in the public schools; attended the State College of Kentucky and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; was examined by the court of appeals of Kentucky and admitted to the practice of law before he was of age; settled in Prestonsburg, Ky.; Clerk of the House of Representatives in the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, John W. Kendall, and served from April 21, 1892, to March 3, 1893; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892 on account of ill health; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1895, to February 18, 1897, when he was succeeded by Nathan T. Hopkins, who contested his election; resumed the practice of law in West Liberty, Ky.; delegate to all Democratic State conventions 1884-1933; also engaged in agricultural pursuits near Boonsboro, Clark County, Ky.; died in West Liberty, Ky., November 5, 1933; interment in Barber Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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