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Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870



  • Existence: 1795 - 1870

John Pendleton Kennedy (October 25, 1795 – August 18, 1870) was an American novelist, lawyer and Whig politician who served as United States Secretary of the Navy from July 26, 1852, to March 4, 1853, during the administration of President Millard Fillmore, and as a U.S. Representative from Maryland's 4th congressional district, during which he encouraged the United States government's study, adoption and implementation of the telegraph. A lawyer who became a lobbyist for and director of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Kennedy also served several terms in the Maryland General Assembly, and became its Speaker in 1847. Kennedy later helped lead the effort to end slavery in Maryland,

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John Pendleton letter

Mss 831327.1
Identifier: Mss 831327.1
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