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John Kennedy

John Kennedy
Full Name: John Kennedy
Birth date: December 6, 1852
Death date: March 13, 1909

Terms of Service

  • House, 27th Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
  • House, 24th Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897
  • House, 23rd Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - John Kennedy, Houston, Harris County, age 47, born December 1852 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Emma. FamilySearch . 1900
  • John Kennedy, birth date 12/6/1852, death date 3/13/1909, burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Includes obituary and photo from The Houston Post, 3/15/1909. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father John Kennedy, pp. 444-447. "John has served as Alderman of Houston six years, is the present representative of Harris county in the State Legislature, receiver of the Houston Belt & Magnolia Park Railway, and a prominent and successful real-estate dealer." History of Texas Together with a Biographical History of the Cities of Houston and Galveston 1895.
  • Obituary, "John Kennedy with the Dead," 3/14/1909, p. 3. "The Hon. John Kennedy was a pioneer citizen of Houston, born here in 1852. He grew up to manhood in Houston and in Houston achieved prominence and esteem. He was three times sent to the Texas legislature and filled other political offices in the municipal government of Houston." Houston Chronicle .
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - John Kennedy, postoffice Houston, nativity Texas, age 48, lawyer, 48 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 23rd-24th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Biographical sketch, John Kennedy, "Kennedy of Harris," pp. 180-181. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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