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Edward Aloysius Kenney (August 11, 1884 – January 27, 1938) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey.

Edward Aloysius Kenney
Edward Aloysius Kenney (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1938's Edward Aloysius Kenney, Late a Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 27, 1938
Preceded byPeter Angelo Cavicchia
Succeeded byFrank C. Osmers Jr.
Personal details
Born(1884-08-11)August 11, 1884
Clinton, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 27, 1938(1938-01-27) (aged 53)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic


Kenney was born on August 11, 1884 in Clinton, Massachusetts and attended the public schools. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1902. He then graduated from Williams College in 1906, and from the law department of New York University in New York City in 1908. He was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1908 and commenced practice in New York City. He moved to Cliffside Park, New Jersey in 1916 and continued the practice of law.

During the First World War he served as a member of the legal advisory draft board of New Jersey in 1917. He was judge of recorders court in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, from 1919-1923. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of Cliffside Park, New Jersey as an Independent in 1921, as a Republican in 1923, and as a Democrat in 1927.

He became chairman of the Cliffside Park Housing Commission in 1922 and 1923 and was a member of the Republican county committee in 1925 and 1926.

Kenney was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C. due to an accidental fall from a window on January 27, 1938.

He is buried in St. John's Cemetery, Clinton, Massachusetts.

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External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Edward Aloysius Kenney (id: K000120)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Edward Aloysius Kenney at Find a Grave
  • U.S. House of Representatives (1938). Edward Aloysius Kenney, Late a Representative. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter A. Caviccia
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1933 – January 27, 1938
Succeeded by
Frank C. Osmers, Jr.