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William Kennedy

congressman

William Kennedy (July 31, 1768 – October 11, 1834) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina. Kennedy was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth United States Congress in 1802, serving from 1803 to 1805.

Background

Kennedy, William was born on July 31, 1768 in near Washington, North Carolina, United States.

Education

Graduated from the University Pennsylvania, 1782. Studied law.

Career

Kennedy was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth United States Congress in 1802, serving from 1803 to 1805.

He was again elected to Congress in 1808, serving in the Eleventh United States Congress. Kennedy's re-election bid was defeated by Thomas Blount in 1810, though Kennedy was subsequently elected in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by Blount's death. He served the remainder of the term in the Twelfth United States Congress, and in 1812 won re-election for the Thirteenth United States Congress.