KENNEDY, Ambrose, (1875 - 1967)


KENNEDY, Ambrose, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Blackstone, Worcester County, Mass., on December 1, 1875; attended the Blackstone public schools and St. Hyacinthe’s College, Province of Quebec, Canada; was graduated from Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., in 1897; principal of the Blackstone High School 1898-1904 and superintendent of schools 1906-1908; was graduated from the Boston University Law School in 1906; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Woonsocket, R.I.; aide-de-camp on the personal staff of Gov. Aram J. Pothier with the rank of colonel 1909-1913; member of the State house of representatives 1911-1913, serving as speaker in 1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; resumed the practice of law; died in Woonsocket, R.I., March 10, 1967; interment in St. Paul's Cemetery, Blackstone, Mass.