Person:Anthony Kennedy (1)

Sen. Anthony Kennedy
m. 2 October 1794
  1. John Pendleton Kennedy1795 - 1870
  2. Sen. Anthony Kennedy1810 - 1892
Facts and Events
Name Sen. Anthony Kennedy
Gender Male
Birth? 21 December, 1810 Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Death? 31 July, 1892 Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Burial? Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore (independent city), Maryland, United States

Biography of Sen. Anthony Kennedy


Anthony Kennedy (December 21, 1810 – July 31, 1892) was a United States Senator from Maryland, serving from 1857 to 1863. He was the brother of United States Secretary of the Navy John P. Kennedy.
Kennedy was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to merchant John Kennedy and Nancy Pendleton. His parents sent him to Charles Town, Virginia, (now West Virginia) in 1821, where he attended the Jefferson Academy. He studied law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1839 to 1843 and a magistrate on the bench of the Jefferson County Court in Virginia for ten years.
Kennedy was an unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress and declined the offer of President Millard Fillmore to be consul to Havana, Cuba, in 1850. He returned to Baltimore in 1851 and was elected as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1856.
Kennedy was elected by the American Party to the United States Senate and served from 1857 to 1863. He served as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867, afterwards retiring from active political life. Kennedy resided on his farm near Ellicott City, Maryland, and died in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1892. He is interred in Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.