John C. Kemble

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John Cleveland Kemble (February 22, 1800 — April 14, 1843) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He published the Troy Budget from 1827 to 1836.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Rensselaer Co.) in 1832.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (3rd D.) from 1834 to 1836, sitting in the 57th, 58th and 59th New York State Legislatures. He resigned his seat on May 22, 1836, after accusations of fraudulent stock tradings.

Afterwards he removed to Rockford, Illinois, and practiced law there. In 1837, he married Charlotte M. Potts.

In 1840, John C. Kemble became insane, and was taken to a mental hospital on the East Coast. He died three years later, and was buried at the Old South Cemetery in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

His son Edward Cleveland Kemble (1828–1886) took part in the Conquest of California, and edited the first English-language newspaper in California, the California Star. E. C. Kemble was also the father of famous illustrator Edward Windsor Kemble (1861–1933).


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New York State Senate
Preceded by
William Dietz
New York State Senate
Third District (Class 3)

Succeeded by
Alonzo C. Paige