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Martin John KENNEDY

(1892-1955)

KENNEDY, Martin John, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 29, 1892; attended the public schools; was graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 1909 and from the College of the City of New York in 1914; engaged in the real estate and insurance business in 1916; chairman of the New York City School Board 1918-1924; member of the State senate 1924-1930; served in the United States Army Intelligence 1915-1918; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John F. Carew, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (April 11, 1930-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful for renomination in 1944; resumed the real estate and insurance business; died on October 27, 1955, in New York City, N.Y.; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Maspeth, Long Island, N.Y.

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

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