Andrew Kennedy (American politician)

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Andrew Kennedy (July 24, 1810 – December 31, 1847) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, cousin of Case Broderick.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Kennedy moved with his parents to a farm on the Indian reserve near Lafayette, Indiana. He soon afterward moved to Connersville, Indiana, where he became a blacksmith's apprentice. Kennedy attended the common schools and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Connersville. Kennedy then moved to Muncie (then Muncytown or Muncietown), Indiana, in 1834 and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1835 and served in the Indiana Senate in 1838.

Kennedy was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh, Twenty-eighth, and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1847). He served as Democratic caucus nominee for United States Senator in 1847. He was stricken with smallpox on the eve of the legislative joint convention and died in Indianapolis, Indiana, December 31, 1847. He was interred in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was reinterred in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "Andrew Kennedy (id: K000102)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Rariden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th congressional district

1841 – 1843
Succeeded by
William J. Brown
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1843 – 1847
Succeeded by
William R. Rockhill

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