Michael Joseph Kennedy Edit Profile
Educated Sacred Heart Parochial School, New York City.
He was appointed a New York City Marshal in 1923 and served until 1938, when he became active in the insurance business. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1938 as a Democrat and reelected in 1940. He served from January, 1939 to January, 1943 (the 76th and 77th Congresses).
He was not a candidate for reelection in 1942, and returned to the insurance business. Kennedy had been active in the Tammany Hall organization, and was the organization's leader from 1942 to 1944. On November 1, 1949, Kennedy was killed in the crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 537 in Washington, D.C.
His remains were interred at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.
Member 76th and 77th Congresses (1939-1943), 15th District, New York Elected leader of Tammany Hall, April 1942. Member Knights of Columbus, Order of Redman. Clubs: Manhattan, Elks, Sherry, New York Athletic, Owl, West Side Association (New York).
Married Sally Fischer, December 26, 1928.