Anthony Kennedy (Maryland), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Anthony Kennedy (Maryland)

American politician

Date of Birth: 21-Dec-1810

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Death: 31-Jul-1892

Profession: politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About Anthony Kennedy (Maryland)

  • Anthony Kennedy (December 21, 1810 – July 31, 1892) was a United States Senator from Maryland, serving from 1857 to 1863.
  • He was the brother of United States Secretary of the Navy John P.
  • Kennedy. Kennedy was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to merchant John Kennedy and Nancy Pendleton.
  • His parents sent him to Charles Town, Virginia, (now West Virginia) in 1821, where he attended the Jefferson Academy.
  • He studied law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits.
  • He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1839 to 1843 and a magistrate on the bench of the Jefferson County Court in Virginia for ten years. Kennedy was an unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress and declined the offer of President Millard Fillmore to be consul to Havana, Cuba, in 1850.
  • He returned to Baltimore in 1851 and was elected as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1856. Kennedy was elected by the American Party to the United States Senate and served from 1857 to 1863.
  • He served as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867, afterwards retiring from active political life.
  • Kennedy resided on his farm near Ellicott City, Maryland, and died in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1892.
  • He is interred in Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.

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