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Lawyer

Robert Patterson Kennedy, American lawyer. member 50th and 51st Congresses (1887-1891); member United States Insular Commission, to investigate conditions and formulate a code of laws for Cuba and P.R., 1899-1900. Republican.

Background

Kennedy, Robert Patterson was born on January 23, 1840 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States. Son of William G. and Mary E. (Patterson) Kennedy.

Education

Student Yale, and Geneva College, class of 1861.

Career

Second Lieutenant 23d Ohio Infantry, June 11, 1861. Captain assistant adjunct vols., October 7, 1862. Major, November 16, 1864.

Resigned, April 8, 1865. Colonel 196th Ohio Infantry, April 14, 1865. Bvtd. lieutenant colonel vols., March 13, 1865, “for gallant and meritorious services during campaign in West Virginia and in.

Shenandoah Valley”; bvtd. brigadier general vols., March 13, 1865, “for distinguished gallantry during the war”. Honorary mustered out, September 11, 1865. Admitted to bar, 1866, and practiced at Bellefontaine, O.

United States internal revenue collector, 1878-1883. Lieutenant governor of Ohio, 1885-1887. Member 50th and 51st Congresses (1887-1891).

Member United States Insular Commission, to investigate conditions and formulate a code of laws for Cuba and P.R., 1899-1900. Republican.

Membership

Member 50th and 51st Congresses (1887-1891). Member United States Insular Commission, to investigate conditions and formulate a code of laws for Cuba and P.R., 1899-1900. Republican.

Connections

Married Maria L. Gardner, December 29, 1862. Married second, Mistress.

father:
William G. Kennedy

mother:
Mary E. (Patterson) Kennedy

spouses:
Maria L. Gardner

Mistress