John Lauderdale KENNEDY, Congress, NE (1854-1946)


KENNEDY, John Lauderdale, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Ayrshire, Scotland, October 27, 1854; attended the public schools of Scotland; immigrated to the United States and settled in La Salle County, Ill., in 1874; engaged in agricultural pursuits; attended Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., in 1879 and was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1882; commenced the practice of law in Omaha, Nebr., in 1882; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Omaha, Nebr.; member and chairman pro tempore of the board of fire and police commissioners for the city of Omaha in 1907 and 1908; chairman of the Republican State committee in 1911 and 1912; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1916; Federal fuel administrator for Nebraska from October 1917 to March 1919; president of the United States National Bank 1920-1925; president of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce in 1924 and 1925; retired from active pursuits in January 1933 and moved to Pacific Palisades, Calif., where he died August 30, 1946; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Calif.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present