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Charles Augustus KENNEDY

(1869-1951)

KENNEDY, Charles Augustus, a Representative from Iowa; born in Montrose, Lee County, Iowa, March 24, 1869; completed preparatory studies; interested in horticultural pursuits and later engaged in business as a nurseryman; mayor of Montrose 1890-1895; member of the State house of representatives 1903-1905; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses), Committee on Rivers and Harbors (Sixty-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; engaged in banking until his retirement; died in Montrose, Iowa, January 10, 1951; interment in Montrose Cemetery.

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

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