Michael J. Kennedy

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Michael Joseph Kennedy (October 25, 1897 – November 1, 1949) was an American businessman and politician. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of New York from 1939 to 1943.

Kennedy was born in New York City in 1897 and attended Sacred Heart Parochial School before becoming a clerk of the New York City Board of Elections in 1921. He was appointed a marshal of the city in 1923 and served in that position until 1938, entering into the insurance business in 1939.

Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1938 as a Democrat and began his term in January 1939. He served in both the 76th and 77th Congresses but was not a candidate for renomination or re-election in 1942. He instead rejoined the insurance business.

On November 1, 1949, Kennedy was killed in the crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 537 in Washington, D.C.. His remains were interred at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John J. Boylan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

1939–1943
Succeeded by
Thomas F. Burchill