Hamilton Fish Kean

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Hamilton Fish Kean
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1935
Preceded by Edward I. Edwards
Succeeded by A. Harry Moore
Personal details
Born (1862-02-27)February 27, 1862
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Died December 27, 1941(1941-12-27) (aged 79)
New York City, New York
Political party Republican

Hamilton Fish Kean (February 27, 1862 – December 27, 1941) was a U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

Kean was the son of Lucy (née Halstead) and John Kean. He was related to several prominent American politicians including his great-grandfather John Kean (1756–1795), his brother John Kean (1852–1914), and his son Robert Kean. He was named after his great uncle Hamilton Fish.

Kean was born at "Ursino", his ancestral estate near Elizabeth, New Jersey. He attended the public schools of Elizabeth, graduated from St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, and engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits. Kean was a member of the Republican National Committee from 1919 to 1928. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1924 and was elected to the Senate in 1928, serving a single six-year term before a failed re-election bid. After his political career, he worked in banking until his death in 1941 in New York City. He was interred in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Edward I. Edwards
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
Succeeded by
A. Harry Moore
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, Sr.
Republican Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 1) from New Jersey
1928, 1934
Succeeded by
W. Warren Barbour