William Kennon Jr.
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Ohio's 15th district
March 4, 1847 –March 3, 1849
|Preceded by||Joseph Morris|
|Succeeded by||William F. Hunter|
|Born||June 12, 1802|
Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland, U.K.
|Died||October 19, 1867 65) (aged|
St. Clairsville, Ohio, U.S.
|Resting place||Union Cemetery|
|Relations||William Kennon Sr. (cousin)|
|Alma mater||Franklin College|
William Kennon Jr. (June 12, 1802 –October 19, 1867) was a lawyer, judge, and a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Born in Carrickfergus, County Antrim on the island of Ireland (the entirety of which was then part of the U.K.), Kennon, known locally as 'Kenno', immigrated to the United States in 1816 with his parents, who settled near Barnesville, Ohio. He was a first cousin of fellow U.S. Representative William Kennon Sr.
He attended the common schools and graduated from Franklin College, New Athens, Ohio, in 1826. Kennon studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1830.
He commenced practice in St. Clairsville, Ohio, and served as the prosecuting attorney of Belmont County from 1837-41.
Kennon was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress from March 4, 1847, until March 3, 1849. He was not a candidate for renomination, and instead resumed the practice of law. He served as judge of the court of common pleas of the fifteenth judicial district from 1865 to July 1, 1867, when he resigned.
Kennon was married to Elizabeth Kirkwood (1818–1899), daughter of Joseph Kirkwood and granddaughter of Revolutionary War hero Robert Kirkwood.Together, they were the parents of:
He died in St. Clairsville on October 19, 1867, and was interred in Union Cemetery.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| United States Representative from|
Ohio's 15th congressional district
William F. Hunter
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