whose death at his temporary residence, at Newport, R.I., August 18th, has been announced, was born on October 25th, 1795, at Baltimore, Md. He graduated at Baltimore 1812, and after serving in the ranks during the war with England, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1816. For the next twenty years he followed the profession of the law with great success. In 1720 he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, and was re-elected to that party in 1822. In 1823 he was appointed Secretary of the Legation to Chili, but declined the position. In consequence of his adherence to the political party of which John Quincy Adams was leader, Mr. Kennedy for the next fifteen years was prevented from filing any public office; he, however, defended his political principles by his pen, and in 1830 wrote a review of Mr. Cambreleng's Report on Commerce and Navigation, taking strong ground as a friend of protection to American industry. In 1831 he was a delegate to the National Convention of the friends of manufacturers held in New York, and he was appointed on the committee to draft an address in favor of the protective policy. In 1838, Mr. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and served in the 25th, 27th and 28th Congresses. In 1846 he was again elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, was made Speaker of that body, and took an native part in the measures to resume payment of the interest of the state debt, and to restore public credit. In 1852 he was appointed Secretary of the Navy, under President Fillmore; this was the last public position which he held. In 1849 he was elected Provost of the Maryland University, and quite recently he was chosen one of the Trustees of the Peabody Southern Educational Fund. Among Mr. Kennedy's various political tracts, speeches, reports and addresses, the most prominent, besides those mentioned above, are his reports on the "Commerce and Navigation of the United States," and on "The Warehouse System," both written by him as Chariman of the Committee on Commerce in Congress. He also published many pamphlets in defense of the protective system. In general literature Mr. Kennedy is known as the author of "Swallow Burd." "Horseshoe Robinson," "Rob of the Bowl," "Annals of Quod Libert," and "Memoirs of William Wirt." He also delivered many historical biographical and literary discourses, and was for a long time Vice President of the Maryland Historical Society.
who died at Danville, Ky., August 17th, was distinguished in the West for his brilliant oratory, being widely known as "Bell of the Silver Tongue." He was born in Kentucky, and was a representative of that sate in the Twenty-ninth Congress, serving from 1845 to 1847. In 1859 he ran for Governor, as the nominee of the American party, but was beaten by Beriah Magoffin. The canvass, it is stated, was the most brilliant ever made in Kentucky. In 1861 he was a delegate to the "Peace Convention," and was subsquently a member of the Kentucky Legislators in times of trouble, when his influence was highly beneficial. Mr. Bell, however, avoided political life, and for the inst thirty years has been considered as one of the most prominent lawyers of the Kentucky bar.
Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, August 25, 1870; Issue 199; col E pg. 4; Issue 15; col F