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Ambrose Jerome KENNEDY

(1893-1950)

KENNEDY, Ambrose Jerome, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore Md., January 6, 1893; attended parochial schools, Calvert Hall College, and Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore, Md.; employed as a clerk for an insurance company 1909-1924; engaged in the brokerage and insurance business in 1924; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State house of representatives in 1918; member of the city council 1922-1926; served in the State senate in 1928 and 1929; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1928 and 1932; appointed parole commissioner of Maryland in 1929 and served until elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. Charles Linthicum and on the same day was elected to the Seventy-third Congress; reelected to the Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congresses and served from November 8, 1932, to January 3, 1941; chairman, Committee on Claims (Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; resumed the brokerage and insurance business in Baltimore, Md.; member of the State Unemployment Compensation Board from June 1943 to September 1945; died in Baltimore, Md., August 29, 1950; interment in the New Cathedral Cemetery.

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

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