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Collection Number RG1127.AM
Collection Name RG1127 Kennedy, Frank A., 1862-1928
Identifier Scrapbook
Size and Materials 1 volume
Title Frank A. Kennedy scrapbook
Date or Date Span 1919-1921
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1921
Admin/Biographical History 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 & Content 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.
Finding Aids Frank A. Kennedy finding aid
Related units of description See the NSHS Library for issues of The Western Laborer on microfilm [Film 331.88 W52].
Subjects Labor laws & legislation
People Kennedy, Frank A., 1862-1928
Search Terms Labor laws and legislation
Workmen’s compensation