KENNEDY, James, (1853 - 1928)


Campaign button, 1902-1910, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

KENNEDY, James, a Representative from Ohio; born in Lowellville, Mahoning County, Ohio, September 3, 1853; prepared for college at Poland Union Seminary, Ohio, and was graduated from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa., in 1876; studied law; was admitted to the bar in March 1879 and commenced practice in Youngstown, Ohio; member of the city council April 1886 to November 1888; chairman of the Republican State convention at Steubenville, Ohio, in 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Youngstown, Ohio; affiliated with the Democratic party in 1916; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; died in Youngstown, Ohio, November 9, 1928; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Poland, Ohio.