CHARLES JOHN KENNEDY - A native son of The Bronx and one of the most active amongst the younger members of The
Bronx bar, Mr. Kennedy belongs to a well known family of Scotch and English descent whose earlier representatives
fought in the Revolutionary War and in the War of 1812, his own paternal grandfather, Charles Victor Kennedy, being
a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in The Bronx, May 31, 1891, a son of Clarence V. and Elizabeth Kennedy,
the father being a manufacturing jeweler with C. D. Reese, No. 57 Warren Street, Manhattan.
Charles John Kennedy was educated in New York City, attending Public School No. 90, from which he graduated in
1904, and Dwight Preparatory School from which he graduated in 1909. He then entered the College of the City of
New York, and later New York University from which latter institution he graduated with the degree of Bachelor
of Laws in June, 1913. Admitted to the New York bar in October, 1915, he immediately began the general practice
of law with offices in the Haffen Building, No. 2804 Third Avenue, The Bronx. During the World War he served as
a member of Local Draft Board No. 8, for New York City, receiving his honorable dicrharge January 31, 1919. He
is a member of The Bronx County Bar Association. Society of Medical Jurisprudence, Schnorer Club of Morrisania,
Lions Club of The Bronx. Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and Lily Lodge, No. 342, Free and Accepted Masons. His
religious affiliations are with the Congregational Church.
Mr. Kennedy was Married, February 24, 1914, to Elsa E. Herrlich, daughter of George and Barbara Herrlich. Mr. and
Mrs. Kennedy are the parents of two children: Elsa E., born December 16, 1915; and Clarence C., born June 4, 1919.
The family home is on Alta Drive, Mount Vernon, New York.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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