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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Subject: CHARLES PHILLIP KENNEDY - SUMMIT CO.
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 22:38:26 -0400


History of Ohio
The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925
Volume III, page 338

CHARLES PHILLIP KENNEDY. A law firm that stands among the first in
professional esteem and quality of clientele at Akron in Anderson, Ormsby &
Kennedy. Each member of the firm has been known for many years of valued
services in the legal profession and public life, Mr. Kennedy, the junior
partner, being a former prosecuting attorney of Summit County.
His grandfather, David Kennedy, settled in Summit County in 1837, having
come from Ireland. Charles P. Kennedy was born in Boston Township of Summit
County, July 18, 1883, and his father, James B. Kennedy, was born in the
same locality in 1848, spending his life as a farmer, until his death in
March, 1913. James B. Kennedy married Mary Carter, who was born in Boston
Township in 1847, her father likewise being a native of Ireland. She is
still living.
While a boy on the farm Charles P. Kennedy attended country schools,
graduating in 1900 from the Peninsula High School. After two years of
clerking in business offices at Cleveland he began the study of law at
Akron, being admitted in 1906 as a law student from the offices of Rogers,
Rowley, Bradley & Rockwell. A half dozen years of earnest labor brought him
some of the coveted early rewards of the successful attorney, and on
January 1, 1913, he became assistant prosecuting attorney. The death of the
chief in that office, Howard Castle, in January, 1915, caused Mr. Kennedy
to be advanced to the vacancy, and he rendered a term of very satisfactory
service as prosecutor, until January, 1917. On resuming private practice he
became associated with F.R. Ormsby in the firm of Kennedy & Ormsby, but
subsequently Judge G.M. Anderson joined them in the firm of Anderson,
Ormsby & Kennedy, handling a general practice, with offices in the Central
Savings & Trust Building.
Mr. Kennedy has membership in the County, State and American Bar
associations, is a republican, and is a former member of the election board
of Summit County. His diversions outdoors are fishing and golf, and he is a
member of the Portage Country Club, Akron City Club and Akron Lodge of
Elks. Mr. Kennedy married, December 10, 1912, Miss Anna Sullivan, of
Leetonia, Ohio, daughter of Michael Sullivan.

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