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Kean, John

Born: 1852 AD
Died: 1914 AD, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1852 - Born at "Ursino" near Elizabeth, New Jersey on the 4th of December.

1875 - Graduated from the Columbia Law School, New York City.

1877 - Admitted to the New Jersey bar, but did not engage in extensive practice.

1884 - Kean played a key part in helping the town, at the time called Granville, to obtain its first post office. During that year, the name Keansburg was adopted.

1885 - He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth United States Congress.

1887-1889 - He was elected to the Fiftieth United States Congress and again was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection.

1899 - He was elected to the United States Senate.

1914 - He died at "Ursino" and was interred in Evergreen Cemetery, in Hillside, New Jersey, on the 4th of November.


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