William Kennedy (Wisconsin)

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William Kennedy (January 1, 1841 – November 19, 1910) was an American politician and lawyer.

Born in County Limerick, Ireland, Kennedy moved to Whitewater, Wisconsin and then Janesville, Wisconsin. In 1871, he settled in Appleton, Wisconsin. He served as District Attorney of Outagamie County, Wisconsin. Then from 1885 until 1894, Kennedy served in the Wisconsin State Senate as a Democrat.[1][2] He was committed to Northern State Hospital for the Insane on Asylum Bay north of Oshkosh in 1907,[3] where he died in 1910.[4]


  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1893,' Biographical Sketch of William Kennedy, pg. 631
  2. ^ 'Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Wisconsin, vol. 10, Wisconsin bar Association: 1915, Biographical Sketch of William Kennedy, pg. 26-27
  3. ^ "State News: William Kennedy". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. May 28, 1907. p. 4. Retrieved December 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Ryan, Thomas Henry. 1911. History of Outagamie County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, p. 533.