"Dictionary of Newfoundland and Labrador Biography" Sources

Surname KENNEDY

KENNEDY, MICHAEL J.(1859-1917)b St. John's; established contracting business
1892; St. John's municipal councilor 1902-10;MHA St. John's West 1908-17;died
St. John's 21 Jan. 1917
     Active in Roman Catholic social organizations and a long-time member
of the Total Abstinence Society, Kennedy was a political associate of Edward
P. Morris. Following his death, Morris observed that Kennedy was a "genuine
lifelong friend, one whose sincerity and loyalty was never questioned".  MB


KENNEDY, RONALD K.(1881-1942) b Harbour Grace 7 Dec. 1881; Roman Catholic
superintendent of education 1920-35; d St.John's 1 Oct. 1942
    Kennedy began his teaching career at Harbour Grace in 1896 and became
principal of the Roman Catholic Academy in that community in 1905.In 1916 he
was appointed superintendent of Roman Catholic education for the diocese of
Harbour Grace, becoming superintendent for all Roman Catholic schools in
1920. Kennedy's years as superintendent coincided with many important
developments in Newfoundland education, including the establishment of the
Department of Education  in 1920 and Memorial University College as a Normal
School in 1924. Along with William W. Blackall, Vincent P. Burke and Rev Levi
Curtis, Kennedy was a founding trustee of Memorial University College.  MB


KENNEDY, THOMAS H.(1914-1970) born Harbour Main 25 Sept. 1914;National Convention
delegate Harbour Main 1946-48;died St. John's 22 Aug. 1970
     Kennedy was a wireless operator in the Royal Air Force during
WWII, rejoining the family firm of P.J. Kennedy at Harbour Main after the
war. As a delegate to the National Convention he supported Responsible
Government, expressing the belief that Newfoundland had a future on her
own, with a new generation in charge.
     Kennedy campaigned for Responsible Government during the referenda of
1948,but was not subsequently involved in politics. He remained in business
for a time, but eventually joined the federal civil service in the Radio
Division of the Department of Transportation and Communications.   MFH

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