David T. Kennedy

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David T. Kennedy
31st and 33rd Mayor of Miami
In office
November 25, 1970 (November 25, 1970) – April 11, 1973 (April 11, 1973)
Preceded by Stephen P. Clark
Succeeded by Maurice Ferre
In office
August 17, 1973 (August 17, 1973) – November 8, 1973 (November 8, 1973)
Preceded by Maurice Ferre
Succeeded by Maurice Ferre
Personal details
Born (1934-04-07)April 7, 1934
Baltimore, Maryland
Died September 4, 2014(2014-09-04) (aged 80)
South Miami, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marie Cicirelli Petit
Lynda Jean DeGibaja
Rosario Kennedy
Miriam M. Suarez
Children David Thomas Kennedy, Jr.
Kimberly Lynn Kennedy
Alma mater Florida State University (A.B., M.A.)
University of Miami (J.D.)
Profession Lawyer

David Thomas Kennedy (April 7, 1934-September 4, 2014) was an American attorney and politician who was Mayor of Miami.[1]

Kennedy received his BA and MA from Florida State University and graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1958. He was elected to the City of Miami Commission in 1961.

He was married to Marie Cicirelli Petit (born 28 December 1934), then former City of Miami Commissioner Rosario Kennedy (born 1945) from 1978–1987. He was later married to ballerina, Miriam M. Suarez (born 6 August 1958) from 1989–1990.

At the time of his death he lived in Coral Gables.

There is also a park named after him, David T. Kennedy Park, in Coconut Grove, Miami. The park includes a dog park and the Dinner Key Marina.


  • The Miami Herald; Kennedy Saga: Old (and New) Wives' Tale; 3 July 1989
  • The Miami Herald; History Around Us; 24 September 1989
  • The Miami Herald; Kennedy to Assist Ex-Wife; 20 March 1989
  • The Miami Herald; Miami Mayor Vote Won't Be In Back Room; 12 June 1996
  • The Miami Herald; Rosario Surface and Substance Is She a Born Politician or a Born Conniver? Savvy or Naive? Depends On Whom You Ask; 20 December 1987