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Crammond Kennedy, British lawyer.


Kennedy, Crammond was born on December 29, 1842 in North Berwick, Scotland. Son of Alexander James and Mary (Blair) Kennedy.


Educated there and in Edinburgh. Came to New York, 1856. Attended night school.

Delivered religious addresses, 1857-1860, to large audiences, and was widely known as “the boy preacher”. Studied, Madison U., 1861-1863. Chaplain 79th New York Regiment (“Highlanders”), 1863-1864.

Bvtd. major for services in E. Tennessee and the Wilderness, by governor of New York.


And Scotland on the Civil War, 1864-1865. Connected with Freedmen’s Commission, 1865-1867. Editor and proprietor Church Union, 1869.

Joined Henry Ward Beecher in establishing Christian Union, 1869. Became its managing editor, 1870. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1878.

Practiced in New York and now in Washington, chiefly in international cases. Of counsel in Mora case against Spain and Alsop & Company against Chile, decided in favor of claimants by King George V. Home: Washington, District of Columbia Deceased.


Married Agnes Gorman, July 9, 1867.

Alexander James Kennedy

Mary (Blair) Kennedy

Agnes Gorman