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Edward Aloysius KENNEY

(1884-1938)

KENNEY, Edward Aloysius, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Clinton, Worcester County, Mass., August 11, 1884; attended the public schools; was graduated from Clinton High School in 1902, from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1906, and from the law department of New York University at New York City in 1908; was admitted to the New York State bar in 1908 and commenced practice in New York City; moved to Cliffside Park, Bergen County, N.J., in 1916 and continued the practice of law; during the First World War served as a member of the legal advisory draft board of New Jersey in 1917; judge of recorders court, Cliffside Park, 1919-1923; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Cliffside Park as an Independent in 1921, as a Republican in 1923, and as a Democrat in 1927; chairman of the Cliffside Park Housing Commission in 1922 and 1923; member of the Republican county committee in 1925 and 1926; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 27, 1938; interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Clinton, Mass.

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

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