John J. Kindred

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Kindred circa 1920

John Joseph Kindred (July 15, 1864 – October 23, 1937) was a physician and U.S. Representative from New York.


Born near Courtland, Virginia, Kindred attended the local schools, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, and the University of Virginia.

He taught school in Virginia in 1886 and 1887. His boyhood home at Courtland is known as Mahone's Tavern.[1] He graduated from the Hospital College of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, in 1889 and commenced the practice of his profession in New York City the same year. He was graduated in mental diseases from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1892. He established several mental hospitals in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

He was graduated in law in 1919 and admitted to the bar in 1926.

Kindred was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1912. He became interested in agricultural pursuits and in the construction of houses.

Kindred was elected to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1928.

He resumed his medical profession in Manhattan, New York City 1930-1937 and also served as professor of medical jurisprudence at John B. Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1933 to 1937.

He died October 23, 1937, at Astoria, New York and was interred in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.


  1. ^ Harwood Paige Watkinson Jr., Simone A. Kiere (July 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mahone's Tavern" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Willett, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jefferson M. Levy
Preceded by
C. Pope Caldwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
William F. Brunner