Elizabeth Kean

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Elizabeth Stuyvesant "Elsa" Kean (born Howard; January 31, 1898 – January 28, 1988) was an American Republican Party political spouse and philanthropist.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kean was born on January 31, 1897. She was a daughter of Thomas H. Howard and Rose Anthony Post Howard and lived in New York City and Hyde Park, New York. She was a direct descendant of Peter Stuyvesant and John Nielson, a colonel in the Revolutionary army and a founder of Rutgers University.[1]

Personal life[edit]

On October 18, 1920, she married Robert Winthrop Kean (1893–1980) in New York City.[2] He served for twenty years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the son of Hamilton Fish Kean, who represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1929 to 1935. After their marriage, they moved to Livingston, New Jersey in 1924, where they raised six children, including Thomas Kean, who served two terms as the Governor of New Jersey.[1] She was a hospital volunteer in Washington during World War II.[3]

Kean died on January 28, 1988.[1]

Descendants[edit]

Her grandson, Thomas Kean, Jr., is the Minority Leader of the New Jersey State Senate.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Elizabeth S. Kean, 90, Mother of Governor". New York Times. 29 January 1988. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Ancestry.com". www.ancestry.com. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Elizabeth S. Kean, 90, Mother of Governor". New York Times. 29 January 1988. Retrieved 11 January 2015.

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