John Kennedy

John Kennedy

Full Name: John Kennedy
Date of birth: December 6, 1852
Date of death: March 13, 1909

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 37 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 37 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 37 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "John Kennedy with the Dead," 3/14/1909, p. 3. "The Hon. John Kennedy was a pioneer citizen of Houston, born here in 1852. He grew up to manhood in Houston and in Houston achieved prominence and esteem. He was three times sent to the Texas legislature and filled other political offices in the municipal government of Houston." Houston Chronicle.
  • Biographical sketch, John Kennedy, "Kennedy of Harris," pp. 180-181. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - John Kennedy, Houston, Harris County, age 47, born December 1852 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Emma. FamilySearch. 1900
  • John Kennedy, birth date 12/6/1852, death date 3/13/1909, burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Includes obituary and photo from The Houston Post, 3/15/1909. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father John Kennedy, pp. 444-447. "John has served as Alderman of Houston six years, is the present representative of Harris county in the State Legislature, receiver of the Houston Belt & Magnolia Park Railway, and a prominent and successful real-estate dealer." History of Texas Together with a Biographical History of the Cities of Houston and Galveston, 1895.
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - John Kennedy, postoffice Houston, nativity Texas, age 48, lawyer, 48 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 23rd-24th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. John Kennedy, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Kennedy, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Kennedy, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. John Kennedy, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Counties and County Boundaries  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Internal Improvements  
State Penitentiaries  
Towns and City Corporations  
24th R.S. - 1895
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
County Government and County Finances  
Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
23rd R.S. - 1893
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examination of  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.