Frank A. Kennedy [RG1127.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1127.AM: Frank A. Kennedy, 1862-1928

Scrapbook: 1919-1921
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: State Labor Commissioner
Size: One volume

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Frank A. Kennedy was born at Burlington, Iowa, on June 19, 1862. As a young man he learned the printing trade. In 1886 he moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where the published The Western Laborer. Governor McKelvie appointed Kennedy as State Labor Commissioner in 1919. Kennedy served two terms before being ousted by Governor Bryan. Then in 1925, Governor McMullen reappointed Kennedy to the position, serving from 1925 until his death in 1928. Kennedy died at his home in Omaha on August 13, 1928.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of one item, a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings about Frank A. Kennedy’s work as State Labor Commissioner. The bulk of the clippings relate to various workmen’s compensation cases overseen by Kennedy and the Department of Labor’s Compensation Commission. Many of the clippings are undated, but the bulk appears to date from ca. 1919-1921.

Note: See the Library for issues of The Western Laborer on microfilm [Film 331.88 W52].

INVENTORY

Scrapbook, ca. 1919-1921

Subject headings:

Kennedy, Frank A., 1862-1928
Labor laws and legislation
Workmen’s compensation

HEK/js 11-17-1965
Revised TMM 03-14-2017

 

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