Hugh Kennedy (New Orleans)

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Hugh Kennedy was the 27th mayor of New Orleans (March 21, 1865 – May 5, 1865 and June 28, 1865 – March 18, 1866). KENNEDY was also a journalist and businessman. He was born in Belfast, Ireland, July 1, 1810, of Scottish parents. Education: graduated from the Belfast Academical and Collegiate Institution, a Presbyterian school, and studied law in London. Emigrated from London in 1833 to New Orleans via New York. Druggist for ten years before he became editor of the New Orleans True Delta. Married Annie White, daughter of the city's most prominent Irish immigrant, Maunsel White (q.v.). They had three daughters. Active in the Democratic party; appointed mayor of New Orleans in March, 1865, by Gov. James Madison Wells (q.v.); removed by Gen. Nathanial Banks (q.v.) in May, 1866; never ran for elective office. Entered streetcar business; became president of the Crescent City Railroad Company in 1875. Later moved to Louisville in order to invest in coal-mining operations. Died, Louisville, May 19, 1888. J.L. Sources: Gerald Capers, Occupied City: New Orleans Under the Federals, 1862-1865 (1965); John S. Kendall, History of New Orleans (1922); Peyton McCrary, Abraham Lincoln and Reconstruction: The Louisiana Experiment (1978).[1]

  1. ^ Louisiana Historical Association (http://www.lahistory.org/site28.php)
Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Hoyt
Mayor of New Orleans
March 21, 1865 – May 5, 1865
Succeeded by
Samuel Miller Quincy
Preceded by
Glendy Burke
Mayor of New Orleans
June 28, 1865 – March 18, 1866
Succeeded by
J. A. D. Rozier