Anthony Kennedy (Maryland politician)
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1863
|Preceded by||Thomas Pratt|
|Succeeded by||Reverdy Johnson|
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore City|
January 2, 1856 – March 4, 1857
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Jefferson County|
December 6, 1841 – December 5, 1842
Serving with John Moler
|Preceded by||George B. Stephenson|
|Succeeded by||William C. Worthington|
December 2, 1839 – December 1, 1840
Serving with William C. Worthington
|Preceded by||George Reynolds|
|Succeeded by||George B. Stephenson|
|Born||December 21, 1810|
Baltimore, Maryland, US
|Died||July 31, 1892 (aged 81)|
Annapolis, Maryland, US
|Political party||Whig, Know Nothing|
Sarah Stephena Dandridge
(m. 1832; died 1846)
|Relations||John P. Kennedy (brother)|
Kennedy was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to merchant John Kennedy (1769–1836) and Anne Clayton (née Pendleton) Kennedy (1776–1854). 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.
- Stephen Dandridge Kennedy (1834–1914), who married Frances Howell, a daughter of Lewis Howell and Margaret (née Armistead) Howell, in 1863. After her death, he married his cousin Mary Selden, a daughter of John D. Selden and Ann Rebecca (née Kennedy) Selden, in 1869.
- Philip Pendleton Kennedy, who died young.
- Agnes Spottiswoode Kennedy (1838–1907), who married Hall Harrison, a son of Rev. Hugh Thompson Harrison, in 1876.
Through his son Stephen's first marriage, he was the grandfather of Frances Howell Hughes Kennedy, who married William Maurice Manly. From his son Stephen's second marriage, he was a grandfather of four more, including Anthony Kennedy (b. 1873), Mary (née Kennedy) Page (1875–1936), Margaret Hughes (née Kennedy) Cox (1877–1934), Agnes Gray (née Kennedy) Mason (1881–1960).
- "KENNEDY, Anthony (1810-1892)". bioguideretro.congress.gov. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
- Kennedy, Mary Selden (1911). Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. Frank Allaben Genealogical Company. pp. 419–429. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
- Maryland Historical Magazine. Maryland Historical Society. 1915. p. 382. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
- Distinguished Men of Baltimore and of Maryland. Baltimore American. 1914. p. 76. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
- United States Congress. "Anthony Kennedy (id: K000103)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Anthony Kennedy at Find a Grave
| U.S. senator (Class 1) from Maryland
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1863
Served alongside: James A. Pearce and Thomas Holliday Hicks