Joseph P. Kennedy (D2) Philadelphia County 1881-1886
Joseph P. Kennedy born December 9, 1857, County Antrim, Ireland, son of W.J. Kennedy; admitted Philadelphia bar, 1879; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1881-1886; died in office, June 19, 1886, (age 28) residence, pneumonia; interment, Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. (i)
Office boy, Law Office of John Cochran, his predecessor in the Senate. (i)
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia County, November 1881 (age 23, to fill unexpired term Senator John Cochran); re-elected in 1882; died in office, June 19, 1886. Member, Judiciary Local, Legislative Apportionment and Municipal Affairs Committees.
At the time, the youngest Senator, 23.
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1885) Smull, J.A., Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 810, 843, 849-851.
(i) Public Weekly Opinion (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) Friday June 18, 1886, Page 3