A.M. 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

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910, 1989.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biographical sketch, Austin Milton Kennedy, "Kennedy of Limestone," pp. 158-160. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

Other Resources

  • A.M. Kennedy, birth date 7/16/1866, death date 7/19/1914, burial 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," The Houston Post, 5/12/1907, p. 6, col. 6. 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. Falls County, TXGenWeb Project.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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) 
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Municipal Corporations  
30th R.S. - 1907
Common Carriers  
Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
29th R.S. - 1905
Contingent Expenses  
Revenue and Taxation  
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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