Born 21 January 1895
Died 06 October 1974. (Kew. Boroondara cemetery)
Parents: Edmund, publican, and Mary Esther Kennedy
Marriage: 10 Oct 1921 Dorothy Kathleen Coffey; 1s.
Occupation: Accountant and publican
Education: Christian Brothers College East Melbourne
Career: Messenger State Taxation Office; with Accounts branch, Vic. Education Department 1911-1920, qualified accountant by part-time study; with Vacuum Oil Company four years, visited Europe 1929; own business as public accountant, auditor and company secretary; Licentiate of the Commonwealth Institute of Accountants; owned Swan Hotel, Sale 1922-1925, Royal Park Hotel, Nth Melbourne 1927-1937, Port Phillip Hotel, Melbourne, George Hotel, Albury and others; executive M & B Distributors Pty Ltd 1960; managing director Hotel International Ltd 1964; fellow Institute of Management; served Royal Australian Air Force admin branch 1942; member Business Admin Board, Defence Department WWII; chairman Commonwealth Salvage Commission 1943-1945; chairman Patriotric Funds Council; member Cos Auditors Board; chairman Music for the People; CBE 1957; raised funds for Prince Henry's Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital and Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind; member Olympic Organising Committee and chairman of its construction committee; chairman Olympic Park trustees; MCG trustee 1954. Commissioner Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. Melbourne city councillor 1939-1960
Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Joined 1918, president Melbourne branch, government leader Legislative Council 1952-1955, left 1955 and became joint leader Anti-Communist Labor (later Democratic Labor Party), Democratic Labor Party v-president 1956-1958, president 1958-1959, left Democratic Labor Party 1959
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLC||Melbourne West||October 1943||(b/e)||June 1955||Defeated|
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.