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Austin Milton Kennedy Austin Milton Kennedy
Full Name: Austin Milton Kennedy
Date of birth: July 16, 1866
Date of death: July 19, 1914

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 115 Jan 14, 1913 - Jul 19, 1914 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Kerrville / Kerr   Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Sutton
H 69 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 69 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (5) (6)   Democrat Waco / McLennan Speaker 1/12/1909 - 3/15/1909.   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 69 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Mart / McLennan   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 69 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Mart / McLennan   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 60 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Mexia / Limestone   Limestone
H 60 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Mexia / Limestone   Limestone
(1) District 15 comprised of Harris county; District 115 comprised of Sutton, Kimble, Kerr, Bandera, Edwards, Crockett, Mason, and Menard counties, pp. 39, 44, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) District 115 represented by A.M. Kennedy, p. 6. House Journal.
(3) Marvin E. Blackburn, sworn 10/3/1914, succeeded Austin M. Kennedy, died 7/20/1914. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) District 15 represented by A.M. Kennedy, p. 853. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(6) Last action of the Regular Session was a resolution demanding the resignation of Kennedy as speaker; he complied 3/15/1909, and Marshall was immediately elected to succeed him. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 33rd Legislature, 2nd C.S., 8/24/1914, p. 5. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 33rd Legislature, 2nd C.S., 8/24/1914, p. 52. Death date 7/20/1914. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910, 1989.
  • 40th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Austin Milton Kennedy. Photo and biographical sketch. Death date 7/19/1914. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • J.M. Kennedy photo and obituary, "J.M. Kennedy, Publisher of Marlin, Dies," 4/20/1942, p. 6. "Mr. Kennedy, with his brother, the late Speaker of the House, A.M. Kennedy, established the Marlin Democrat." Relatives: A.M. Kennedy and J.M. Kennedy - brothers. Dallas Morning News.
  • A.M. Kennedy, birth date 7/16/1866, death date 7/19/1914, interment in Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, Falls County. Includes obituary from The Irving Index, 7/23/1914, and related information: "In 1909 . . . on the second day of a special session, Kennedy resigned as speaker but won re-election twice despite being condemned by his House colleagues." Find a Grave.
  • Brief vignettes on members of the 30th Legislature, "Kodaks by the Chaplain," Houston Post, 5/12/1907, p. 6, col. 6, crediting UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, 7/20/1914, p. 3. San Antonio Light.
  • "Facts About A.M. Kennedy," Marlin Democrat, 6/23/1904. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Austin Milton Kennedy, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Austin Milton Kennedy, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Austin Milton Kennedy, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Austin Milton Kennedy, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Austin Milton Kennedy, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Austin Milton Kennedy, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Austin Milton Kennedy, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Austin Milton Kennedy, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Austin Milton Kennedy, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Liquor Traffic  
    Municipal Corporations  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Rules (Chair) 
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Contingent Expenses  
    Representative Districts  
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    Rules  
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Municipal Corporations  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Common Carriers  
    Counties  
    Insurance  
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    Rules  
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Contingent Expenses  
    Labor  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Rules  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    First National Bank of Austin, Investigate (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Printing  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Printing  
     

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