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KENNEDY (Soundex K530) — See also BENNEDIX, CANEDY, HILL-KENNEDY, KENN, KENNADY, KENNEDAY, KENNEDY-MINOTT, KENNEY, SONNEDECKER.

  Kennedy, P. H. — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Republican. Minister; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, P. J. See Patrick Joseph Kennedy
  Kennedy, P. J. — of Oxford, Benton County, Ind. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Pat — of Oxford, Benton County, Ind. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Patricia Helen See Patricia Kennedy Lawford
  Kennedy, Patrick Henry (b. 1885) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 14, 1885. Lawyer; realtor; member of South Carolina state senate, 1920. Catholic. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Patrick Henry
  Relatives: Son of M. F. Kennedy and Maggie Kennedy.
  Kennedy, Patrick Joseph (1858-1929) — also known as P. J. Kennedy — of Massachusetts. Born in East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 14, 1858. Liquor business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1890; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1900. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 18, 1929 (age 71 years, 124 days). Interment somewhere in Malden, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Kennedy (c.1823-1858) and Bridget (Murphy) Kennedy (c.1824-1888); married, November 23, 1887, to Mary Augusta Hickey (1857-1823); father of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr.; grandfather of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr., John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Robert Francis Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy; great-grandfather of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-) and Patrick Joseph Kennedy.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Kennedy, Patrick Joseph (b. 1967) — also known as Patrick J. Kennedy — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Portsmouth, Newport County, R.I. Born in Brighton, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 14, 1967. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1988-94; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1995-; pleaded guilty in 2006 to charges of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Moore Kennedy and Joan Bennett Kennedy; nephew of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. (1915-1944), John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Robert Francis Kennedy and Jean Kennedy Smith; grandson of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr.; great-grandson of Patrick Joseph Kennedy and John Francis Fitzgerald; first cousin of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. and Mark Kennedy Shriver.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Patrick Kennedy: Darrell M. West, Patrick Kennedy : The Rise to Power
  Kennedy, Peanut See Walter L. Kennedy
  Kennedy, Peter (1829-1903) — of Indiana. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., July 10, 1829. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1875. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., September 7, 1903 (age 74 years, 59 days). Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Philip S. — Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, R. Bruce — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 14, 1951-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Kennedy, R. E. — of Kilgore, Gregg County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1948; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1948, 1950, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, R. M. — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 6, 1862. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Kennedy, R. S. See Robert Stewart Kennedy
  Kennedy, R. Y. — of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kan. Mayor of Coffeyville, Kan., 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Ralph A. — of Sanford, Lee County, N.C. Republican. Postmaster at Sanford, N.C., 1931-35 (acting, 1931-32). Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Ralph E. — Republican. Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1970-75. Still living as of 1975.
  Kennedy, Raymond E. — of Baltimore, Md. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Richard — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Kennedy, Richard L. — of Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Kennedy, Richard Thomas (1919-1998) — also known as Richard T. Kennedy — of Washington, D.C. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., December 24, 1919. U.S. Ambassador to , 1982-93. Member, Sigma Chi. Died in 1998 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Kennedy, Robert (1788-1855) — of Indiana. Born in Garrard County, Ky., November 17, 1788. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1823-24. Presbyterian; later Disciples of Christ. Died in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., November 19, 1855 (age 67 years, 2 days). Interment at Old Pioneer Cemetery, Kokomo, Ind.
  Kennedy, Robert (1801-1889) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Virginia, 1801. Town president of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1851-52. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., June 21, 1889 (age about 87 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Kennedy, Robert — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Robert — of Freeport, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Mayor of Freeport, N.Y.; elected 2013. Still living as of 2013.
  Kennedy, Robert D. — Constitution candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Kennedy, Robert F., Jr. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 2017. Still living as of 2017.
  Kennedy, Robert Francis (1925-1968) — also known as Robert F. Kennedy; Bobby Kennedy; "R.F.K." — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass.; Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 20, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956, 1960; U.S. Attorney General, 1961-64; U.S. Senator from New York, 1965-68; died in office 1968; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1968. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. On June 5, 1968, while running for president, having just won the California presidential primary, was shot and mortally wounded by Sirhan Sirhan, in the Ambassador Hotel, and died the next day in in Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 6, 1968 (age 42 years, 199 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr. and Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy (1890-1995); brother of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr., John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009; who married Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.), Patricia Kennedy Lawford (who married Peter Lawford), Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy; married, June 17, 1950, to Ethel Skakel; father of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II and Kerry Kennedy (who married Andrew Mark Cuomo); uncle of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-) and Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1967-); grandson of Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858-1929) and John Francis Fitzgerald.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  Cross-reference: Benjamin Altman — John Bartlow Martin — Frank Mankiewicz — Paul Schrade
  The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building (opened 1935, renamed 2001), in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Robert F. Kennedy: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Robert Kennedy and His Times — Evan Thomas, Robert Kennedy : His Life — Joseph A. Palermo, In His Own Right — Thurston Clarke, The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America — Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ — Bill Eppridge, A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties
  Critical books about Robert F. Kennedy: Allen Roberts, Robert Francis Kennedy: Biography of a Compulsive Politician — Victor Lasky, RFK: Myth and Man — Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince, The Kennedys: All the Gossip Unfit for Print
  Kennedy, Robert J. — of New Hampshire. U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1981. Still living as of 1981.
  Kennedy, Robert MacMillan, Jr. — also known as Robert M. Kennedy, Jr. — of Camden, Kershaw County, S.C. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state senate from Kershaw County, 1947-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1948; candidate for Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Robert Patterson (1840-1918) — also known as Robert P. Kennedy — of Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. Born in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, January 23, 1840. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 4th Ohio District, 1879; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1886-87; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1887-91. Died May 6, 1918 (age 78 years, 103 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kennedy, Robert S. — of Downsville, Union Parish, La. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Robert Stewart (d. 1879) — also known as R. S. Kennedy — of Stewartsville, Warren County, N.J. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1856. Died March 20, 1879. Interment at Stewartsville Presbyterian Cemetery, Stewartsville, N.J.
  Kennedy, Robin — Green. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Kennedy, Rollin J. — of Essex County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Essex County, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Kennedy, Ron — of Munnsville, Madison County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Kennedy, Roscius R. (1804-1874) — of Jonesville, Clifton Park, Saratoga County, N.Y. Born in Saratoga, Saratoga County, N.Y., 1804. Founder, Jonesville Academy (private boarding school); founder, Jonesville Cemetery; member of New York state assembly from Saratoga County 1st District, 1849. Died in Clifton Park, Saratoga County, N.Y., May 17, 1874 (age about 69 years). Interment at Jonesville Cemetery, Jonesville, Clifton Park, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Kennedy (1761-1830) and Eunice (Garnsey) Kennedy (1769-1859); married, May 29, 1833, to Clara Garnsey (1808-1844); first cousin once removed of Peter B. Garnsey; second cousin of Daniel Greene Garnsey; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821); fourth cousin once removed of Nathaniel Merriam (1769-1847), James Doolittle Wooster, Daniel Chapin (1791-1878) and Graham Hurd Chapin.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kennedy, Russ See Russell L. Kennedy
  Kennedy, Russell A. — of Utah. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Kennedy, Russell L. — also known as Russ Kennedy — of Hennepin County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 32, 1951-52; candidate for Minnesota state senate 32nd District, 1958. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record


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