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John Kean (December 4, 1852 – November 4, 1914) was an American lawyer, banker and Republican Party politician from Elizabeth, New Jersey. He represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate from 1899 to 1911 and served two separate terms in the United States House of Representatives, from 1883 to 1885, and from 1887 to 1889. A member of the Kean family of politicians.

Career

After politics, he re-engaged in banking in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Achievements

  • Keansburg, New Jersey is named in honor of John Kean. In 1884, Kean played a key part in helping the town, at the time called Granville, to obtain its first post office. During that year, the name Keansburg was adopted.

Connections

Brother:
Hamilton Fish Kean

nephew:
Robert Winthrop Kean

grandnephew:
Thomas Kean

great-grandfather:
John Kean