Bachelor of Laws, Kent College of Law, 1924.
Two children—Robert N. Kennedy and Donald J. Kennedy. Admitted to the Illinois bar, 1924. Treasurer and member of the board of directors Dallas Brass & Copper Company, 1925-1929.
Treasurer Dallas Brass & Copper Company Division, Revere Copper & Brass, Inc., 1930-1931, vice president Rome Manufacturing Company Division, 1932-1951, president Revere Copper & Brass Inc., 1951-1953, Chairman of the Board and chief Executive officer, since 1953, chairman of the executive committee, since 1962. Vice president, chairman of the executive committee Ormet Corporation.
Served United States Army, World War I.
Married Mildred L. Smith (died December 13, 1940).; married second, Marjorie A. Nolan, February 14, 1942 (died October 19, 1964). Children: James M., John Donald.