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John Doby Kennedy

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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