KEAN, Hamilton Fish, (1862 - 1941)

Senate Years of Service: 1929-1935
Party: Republican

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KEAN, Hamilton Fish, (father of Robert Winthrop Kean, brother of John Kean [1852-1914], and great-grandson of John Kean [1756-1795]), a Senator from New Jersey; born at “Ursino,” his ancestral estate near Elizabeth, Union Township, Union County, N.J., February 27, 1862; attended the public schools of Elizabeth, N.J.; graduated from St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.; engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits; member, Republican National Committee 1919-1928; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1924; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1928 and served from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934; engaged in banking until his death in New York City, December 27, 1941; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.