Banker; attorney; civic leader. Born– Dec. 20, 1898, Birmingham, Ala.; Parents– Hughes B. and Katherine (Hausman) Kennedy. Married– Myra Belle Pope, Sept. 18, 1926. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.S. and LL.B.; Rutgers University, Graduate School of Banking. U.S. Army in World War I; U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; retired in 1959 with the rank of colonel. Practiced law in Birmingham, 1921-29; worked in the Trust Department of the
First National Bank of Montgomery, 1929-35; joined the First National Bank of Montgomery as Vice-President and Trust Officer, 1935; became president in 1948 and Chairman of the Board in 1964. Taught, American Institute of Banking; taught, Louisiana State University, School of Banking of the South. Active in civic and religious organizations in Montgomery; Senior Warden, Episcopal Church of the Ascension; Board of Regents, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Banking; president, Alabama Banking Association; Administrative Committee, American Bankers Association. A gifted amateur artist, his paintings were exhibited at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Elected to the Alabama Academy of Honor, 1977. Died January 2, 1978.
Library of Alabama Lives, 1961; files at Alabama Public Library Service; website of Alabama Academy of Honor.
Bank Management. Boston; Bankers Pub. Co., 1958.