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Anthony KENNEDY

(1810-1892)
Senate Years of Service:
1857-1861; 1861-1863
Party:
American (Know-Nothing); Unionist

KENNEDY, Anthony, (brother of John Pendleton Kennedy), a Senator from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., December 21, 1810; was sent by his parents to Charles Town, Va. (now West Virginia), in 1821, where he attended the Jefferson Academy; studied law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, Virginia house of delegates 1839-1843; magistrate on the bench of the Jefferson County Court in Virginia for ten years; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; declined the offer of President Millard Fillmore as consul to Havana, Cuba, in 1850; returned to Baltimore, Md., in 1851; member, Maryland house of delegates 1856; elected by the American Party to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1863; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; retired from active political life and resided on his farm near Ellicott City, Howard County, Md.; died in Annapolis, Md., July 31, 1892; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

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

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