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John Doby Kennedy

John Doby Kennedy, American diplomat. member Democratic National Convention, St. Louis, 1876; member Louisiana Democratic Executive Committee, 1876, chairman, 1878; member lower house South Carolina. Legislature, 1878-1879.

Background

  • Kennedy, John Doby was born on January 5, 1840 in Camden, South Carolina, United States. Son of Anthony M. and Sarah (Doby) Kennedy.

  • Education

    • Studied South Carolina. College, 1855-1857.

    Career

    • Admitted to South Carolina. bar, 1861. Became captain Company E., 2d South Carolina. Regiment in Civil War, colonel, 2d Regiment, 1862, brigadier general, 1864.

      Elected to the United States House of Representatives, 1865, denied seat when he refused to take oath. Member Democratic National Convention, St. Louis, 1876. Member Louisiana Democratic Executive Committee, 1876, chairman, 1878.

      Member lower house South Carolina. Legislature, 1878-1879. Lieutenant governor South Carolina., 1880-1882.

      United States consul general, Shanghai, China, 1885-1889.

    Membership

    Member Democratic National Convention, St. Louis, 1876. Member Louisiana Democratic Executive Committee, 1876, chairman, 1878. Member lower house South Carolina.

    Legislature, 1878-1879.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Cunningham, 1857. Married second, Harriet Boykin, 1882.
    • father: Anthony M. Kennedy
    • mother: Sarah (Doby) Kennedy
    • spouses: Elizabeth Cunningham
    • Harriet Boykin
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    Died April 14, 1896
    (aged 56)
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