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John Pendleton Kennedy

John Pendleton KennedyBorn: 25-Oct-1795
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 18-Aug-1870
Location of death: Newport, RI
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Author
Party Affiliation: Whig

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Horse-Shoe Robinson

Military service: Fought in War of 1812, at Bladensburg and North Point

From Kennedy's Last Will and Testament:

It is my wish that the manuscript volumes containing my journals, my note or common-place books, and the several volumes of my own letters in press copy, as also all my other letters, such as may possess any interest or value (which I desire to be bound in volumes) that are now in lose sheets, shall be returned to my executors, who are requested to have the same packed away in a strong walnut box, closed and locked, and then delivered to the Peabody Institute, to be preserved by them unopened until the year 1900, when the same shall become the property of the Institute, to be kept among its books and records.
Largely because of this restriction, Kennedy's legacy is far more obscure than it otherwise would have been.

Father: John Kennedy (merchant)
Mother: Nancy Pendleton
Brother: Anthony Kennedy
Wife: (1st)
Wife: Margaret Hughes (2nd, Margaret, daughter of Christopher Hughes, m. 1851)

    University: University of Maryland (1812, then known as Baltimore College)

    US Secretary of the Navy (22-Jul-1852 to 7-Mar-1853, under Millard Fillmore)
    US Congressman, Maryland 4th (4-Mar-1841 to 3-Mar-1845)
    US Congressman, Maryland 4th (25-Apr-1838 to 3-Mar-1839)
    Maryland State House of Delegates (1821-23)

Is the subject of books:
The Life of John Pendleton Kennedy, 1871, BY: Henry T. Tuckerman
John Pendleton Kennedy, 1931, BY: Edward Gwathmey
John Pendleton Kennedy, Gentleman from Baltimore, 1961, BY: Charles H. Bohner
John Pendleton Kennedy, 1966, BY: J. V. Ridgely

Author of books:
The Red Book (1818-19, 2 vols.)
Swallow Barn (1832, novel, pseudonym Mark Littleton)
Horse-Shoe Robinson (1835, novel)
Rob of the Bowl (1838, novel, pseudonym Mark Littleton)
Quodlibet (1840)
Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt (1849, biography of William Wirt, Aaron Burr's prosecutor)
The Border States (1861)
Mr. Ambrose's Letters on the Rebellion (1865)
Collected Works of John Pendleton Kennedy (1870-72, anthology, 10 vols.)
At Home and Abroad: A Series of Essays: With a Journal in Europe in 1867-68 (1872, essays)

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