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John Edward Kenna

John Edward Kenna, American senator. member United States House of Representatives from West Virginia, 45th-47th congresses, 1877-1883; member United States Senate from West Virginia, 1883-1893.

Background

  • Kenna, John Edward was born on April 10, 1848 in St. Albans, Kanawha County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Son of Edward and Margery (Lewis) Kenna.

  • Education

    • Attended St. Vincent’s College, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1865-1868.

    Career

    • Admitted to West Virginia bar, 1870. Prosecuting attorney Kanawha County, 1872-1877. Member United States House of Representatives from West Virginia, 45th-47th congresses, 1877-1883.

      Member United States Senate from West Virginia, 1883-1893.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from West Virginia, 45th-47th congresses, 1877-1883. Member United States Senate from West Virginia, 1883-1893.

    Connections

    • Married Rosa Quigg, September 1870. Married second, Anna Benninghaus, November 1876.
    • father: Edward Kenna
    • mother: Margery (Lewis) Kenna
    • spouses: Rosa Quigg
    • Anna Benninghaus
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    Born April 10, 1848
    Died January 11, 1893
    (aged 44)
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