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John Lauderdale Kennedy

John Lauderdale Kennedy, British ex-congressman. Member 59th Congress (1905-1907), 2d Nebraska District.


  • Kennedy, John Lauderdale was born on October 27, 1854 in Ayrshire, Scotland. Son of John and Mary (Barbour) Kennedy.

  • Education

    • Educated Uplawmoor Public school, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Came to the United States when 19. Farmed in La Salle Company, Illinois, 4 years.

      Attended Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, but did not graduate. Honorary Bachelor of Arts, A.M., 1898, Doctor of Laws, 1915, Knox. Bachelor of Laws, State University of Iowa, 1882.


    • Admitted to bar, 1882, and began practice at Omaha. Member form Kennedy & Learned, 1888-1907.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member 59th Congress (1905-1907), 2d Nebraska District.


    • Married Marguerite Pritchett, of Omaha, November 29, 1905. Children: John Hanscom, Edward Lauderdale, Katharine Virginia.
    • father: John Kennedy
    • mother: Mary (Barbour) Kennedy
    • spouse: Marguerite Pritchett
    • children: John Hanscom Kennedy
    • Edward Lauderdale Kennedy
    • Katharine Virginia Kennedy
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    Born October 27, 1854