Biography of Daniel J. Kenefick


Kenefick, Daniel J., Buffalo, district attorney of Erie county, is the son of Michael and Mary (O'Connell) Kenefick, and was born in Buffalo on October 15, 1863. He attended public school No. 4, was graduated from the high schOol in 1881, and read law with Crowley & Movius and their successors, Crowley, Movius & Wilcox. After being admitted to the bar October 16, 1884, he entered upon a most successful legal career and soon won honor and distinction in the general practice of his profession. He held a clerkship in the city law department from January 1, 1886, until he resigned January 1, 1887, to accept the appointment of second assistant district attorney under George T. Quinby, then district attorney. On January 1, 1893, he was appointed first assistant district attorney, and on the resignation of Mr. Quinby, November 10, 1894, Governor Flower appointed him district attorney of Erie county to fill the unexpired term. In 1894 he was elected district attorney by the unprecedented majority of over 1,700, and in 1897 was re-elected, running far ahead of his ticket. During his long connection with the office he has zealously performed the work assigned to him, and has won a high reputation for ability and integrity. Mr. Kenefick's first law partnership was formed with Joseph V. Seaver, later county judge; afterward he was associated with Cuddeback & Ouchie until May, 1898, when he organized, with William H. Love. the present firm of Kenefick & Love. He is a prominent citizen, a good advocate, and a member of the Buffalo Club. June 30, 1891, he married Miss Maysie Germain,of Buffalo, and they have one son, Daniel J, jr.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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