James Kennedy (congressman)

James Kennedy ( born September 3, 1853 in Lowelville, Mahoning County, Ohio; † November 9, 1928 in Youngstown, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. March 4, 1903 to March 3, 1911, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 18th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Kennedy was born in Lowelville. There he attended the school. He then attended Westminster College in Pennsylvania, where he prepared for his studies. In 1879, he completed his law studies. In the same year he was admitted to the bar. He practiced henceforth in Youngstown. He was from 1886 to 1888 Member of the City Council.

1902 Kennedy was elected as the representative of the 18th district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. The re-election, he managed three times. He retired back to the lawyer business. In 1926, he joined then again for election in the 18th district, this time unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party. 1928 Kennedy died in Youngstown.