Hamilton Fish Kean
Hamilton Fish Kean
|United States Senator|
from New Jersey
March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1935
|Preceded by||Edward I. Edwards|
|Succeeded by||A. Harry Moore|
|Born||February 27, 1862|
Elizabeth, New Jersey
|Died||December 27, 1941 (aged 79)|
New York City, New York
Katharine Taylor Winthrop
(m. 1888; his death 1941)
|Relations||John Kean (brother)|
Robert Winthrop Kean
|Education||St. Paul's School|
Kean was the son of Lucy (née Halstead) and John Kean. He was related to several prominent American politicians including his great-grandfather John Kean (1756–1795), his brother John Kean (1852–1914). He was named after his great-uncle Hamilton Fish.
Kean engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits. In 1893, along with Robert V. Van Cortlandt he formed the investment firm of Kean & Van Cortlandt, which later became Kean, Taylor & Co.
From 1919 to 1928, Kean was a member of the Republican National Committee. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1924 and was elected to the Senate in 1928, serving a single six-year term before a failed re-election bid, losing to former Governor A. Harry Moore.
After his political career, he worked in banking until his death in 1941. Kean was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Commercial Title and Mortgage Guarantee Company, the Associated Company, the Lawyers Title Guarantee Company of New Jersey, and the Plainfield-Union Water Company
On January 12, 1888, Kean was married to Katharine Taylor Winthrop (1866–1943). Katharine was the daughter of banker Robert Winthrop and Katherine (née Taylor) Winthrop and the sister of Beekman Winthrop, who served as Asst. Secretary of the Navy and Asst. Secretary of the Treasury. The Winthrops were descendantants of John Winthrop, the Puritan lawyer and one of the leading figures in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Together, they were the parents of:
- John Kean (1888–1949)
- Robert Winthrop Kean (1893–1980), who married Elizabeth Stuyvesent Howard (1898–1988).
- "EX-SENATOR KEAN OF NEW JERSEY DIES; Banker and Republican Leader of Century Served Term in Washington, 1928-34 DEFEATED BY A.H. MOORE Member National Committee, 1916-28, Aided Nomination of Charles Evans Hughes". The New York Times. 28 December 1941. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- "KEAN, Hamilton Fish - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- "JOHN KEAN, BANKER IN NEW JERSEY, 60; President of National State in Elizabeth, a Leader in Utilities Field, Dies". The New York Times. 25 October 1949. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- Cook, Joan (24 September 1980). "Robert W. Kean, 86; Formerly in House; Jersey Republican Won Reputation as Expert on Social Security". New York Times. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
Robert Winthrop Kean, a former United States Representative and for years a leading figure in Republican politics in New Jersey, died Sunday in St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J., from a heart attack. He was 86 years old and lived in Livingston.
- "DIED". The New York Times. 29 December 1941. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- Hamilton Fish Kean at Find a Grave
- United States Congress. "Hamilton Fish Kean (id: K000026)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Edward I. Edwards
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
A. Harry Moore
|Party political offices|
Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, Sr.
| Republican Nominee for the
U.S. Senate (Class 1) from New Jersey
W. Warren Barbour