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Lawyer

W. John Kenney, American Lawyer. Chairman Democratic Central Committee District of Columbia, 1960-1964; Chairman of the Board District of Columbia chapter American Red Cross, 1968-1971; trustee, member Executive Committee George Marshall Ednl. Foundation; advisory council School Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Member American Bar Association.

Background

Kenney, W. John was born on June 16, 1904 in Oklahoma City. Son of Franklin R. and Nelle (Torrence) Kenney.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1926;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1929.

Career

Practiced law, San Francisco, 1929-1936;chief oil and gas unit, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1936-1938;practice law, Los Angeles, 1938-1941;special assistant to under secretary navy, general counsel and chairman, Price Adjustment Board, Navy Department, 1941-1946;assistant secretary, Department Navy, 1946-1947;undersecretary, Department Navy, 1947-1949;head, ECA, England, 1949-1950;deputy director for mutual security, 1952;member, Sullivan, Shea & Kenney, Washington, 1950-1970;partner, Cox, Langford & Brown, Washington, 1971-1973;partner, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Washington, 1973-1989. Director Riggs National Bank, 1958-1981, Merchants. Fund Inc., both Washington.

Membership

Chairman Democratic Central Committee District of Columbia, 1960-1964. Chairman board District of Columbia chapter American Red Cross, 1968-1971. Trustee, member executive committee George Marshall Educational Foundation.

Advisory council School Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Member American Bar Association Clubs: California (Los Angeles). Alibi (Washington), Metropolitan (Washington), Chevy Chase (Washington).

Connections

Married Elinor Craig, January 17, 1931 (deceased 1991). Children: Elinor Kenney Farquhar, John F., Priscilla Kenney Streator, David T.

father:
Franklin R. Kenney

mother:
Nelle (Torrence) Kenney

spouse:
Elinor Craig

child:
Elinor Kenney Farquhar Kenney

child:
John F. Kenney

child:
Priscilla Kenney Streator Kenney

child:
David T. Kenney