Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, Kendall pursued an academic course. He engaged in the manufacture of paper in Leominster, Massachusetts, in 1796. He served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1800, 1801 from 1803 to 1807, and 1821. He served in the State senate 1808–1811. He served as a member of the school board in 1803, 1811, and 1814. He served as a member of the executive council in 1822. He served as a presidential elector on the Federalist ticket in 1816.
Kendall was elected as a Federalist to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress. He resumed the manufacture of paper. He died in Leominster, Massachusetts, October 22, 1844. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.
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