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Title, side A
General Robert Patterson Kennedy
Text, side A
Distinguished citizen, legislator, public servant, and historian born in Bellefontaine, January 23, 1840. A Civil War hero, he was promoted to brigadier general at only 25 years of age. Admitted to the bar in 1866, he practiced in Bellefontaine until 1878 when President Hayes appointed him Collector of Internal Revenue. He was then elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1885 then served two terms in Congress from 1887 to 1891. Following the Spanish-American War, he was appointed by President McKinley to serve as head of the Insular Commission to establish the new government of Puerto Rico. In 1903 Kennedy published Historical Review of Logan County. Kennedy started the Bellefontaine Tree Commission. Gen. Kennedy's home was on this site and later served as the Bellefontaine City Building. General Kennedy died on May 6, 1918.
Address
Detroit St & Chillicothe Ave
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Location
City Parking lot on NE corner of intersection
Coordinates
Latitude: 40.359722, Longitude: -83.761667.
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