William Kennon, Jr.

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William Kennon, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by Joseph Morris
Succeeded by William F. Hunter
Personal details
Born (1802-06-12)June 12, 1802
Carrickfergus, Ireland
Died October 19, 1867(1867-10-19) (aged 65)
St. Clairsville, Ohio
Resting place Union Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Franklin College

William Kennon, Jr. (12 June 1802 – 19 October 1867) was a lawyer, judge, and a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Carrickfergus, Ireland, Kennon immigrated to the United States in 1816 with his parents, who settled near Barnesville, Ohio. He was a first cousin of 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 (4 March 1847 – 3 March 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 1 July 1867, when he resigned.

He died in St. Clairsville on 19 October 1867, and was interred in Union Cemetery.


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