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Kenna, John Edward, 1848-1893

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Personal name headingKenna, John Edward, 1848-1893
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Variant(s)Kenna, Mr. (John Edward), 1848-1893
Birth date1848-04-10
Death date1893-01-11
Place of birthSaint Albans (W. Va.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators Lawyers Public prosecutors
Found inFog bell on South Farallon Island, California, 1878: p. 1 (Mr. Kenna, from the Committee on Commerce)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Cong. online, viewed Nov. 4, 2008 (Kenna, John Edward, a Representative and a Senator from W. Va.; b. Apr. 10, 1848; d. Jan. 11, 1893)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, January 20, 2016 : (Kenna, John Edward, a Representative and a Senator from West Virginia; born near St. Albans, Kanawha County, Va. (now West Virginia), April 10, 1848; moved with his mother to Missouri in 1856; received a limited schooling; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army; attended St. Vincent's College, Wheeling, W.Va.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Charleston, W.Va.; prosecuting attorney for Kanawha County 1872-1877; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); had been reelected to the Forty-eighth Congress in 1882 but resigned as of March 4, 1883, having been elected Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1883; reelected in 1889 and served from March 4, 1883, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1893; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Charleston, W.Va.)
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