Kennard Wedgwood

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Kennard Laurence Wedgwood (11 November 1873 – 1949) was a partner in the Wedgwood pottery firm who imported Wedgwood wares into North America.

Wedgwood was the son of Laurence Wedgwood and his wife Emma Elizabeth Houseman. He was the great-great-grandson of the potter Josiah Wedgwood. He married Kathleen Wright on 15 July 1908 and they had a daughter Nancy (1910-?).

He became a partner in Wedgwood with his cousins Francis Hamilton Wedgwood and In 1906 Wedgwood went to the United States and set up an office in New York.[1] This became Josiah Wedgwood and Sons USA, an incorporated subsidiary, in 1919.

He retired from the firm in 1947, a second cousin one removed Hensleigh Cecil Wedgwood taking over the American side of the business.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lives of the Wedgwoods: The fifth generation". The Wedgwood Museum. Retrieved 2010-02-28.