P. J. Kennedy

Born Jan 14, 1858
Hometown Massachusetts
Died May 18, 1929
Death Place Massachusetts
Political Party Democratic Party ...
Religion Roman Catholic Ch...
Alma Mater Boston College

Patrick Joseph "P. J. " Kennedy was an American politician. He was the father of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. , and paternal grandfather to United States President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

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1858 Birth Born on January 14, 1858.


1884 26 Years Old Beginning in 1884, he converted his popularity into five consecutive one-year terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, followed by three two-year terms in the state senate.
1887 29 Years Old On November 23, 1887, Kennedy married Mary Augusta Hickey, the daughter of a prosperous businessman in the city. Patrick Joseph Kennedy is also the name of Edward Kennedy's son, who is thus a great-grandson of the elder P.J. Kennedy. In 1914, their son Joseph married Rose Fitzgerald, daughter of John F. Fitzgerald, the Democratic Mayor of Boston. … Read More


1888 30 Years Old Establishing himself as one of Boston's principal Democratic leaders, he was invited to give one of the seconding speeches for Grover Cleveland at the party's 1888 national convention in St. Louis. "But campaigning, speech making, and legislative maneuvering were less appealing to him than the behind-the-scenes machinations that characterized so much of Boston politics in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
1895 37 Years Old After leaving the senate in 1895, P.J. spent his political career in various appointive offices—elections commissioner and fire commissioner—as the backroom boss of Boston's Ward Two, and as a member of his party's unofficial Board of Strategy.


1929 71 Years Old By the time he died in 1929, P.J. held an interest in a coal company and a substantial amount of stock in a bank, the Columbia Trust Company. … Read More
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