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Moorhead C. Kennedy ’23

Published in Sept. 13, 1995, issue

Pete Kennedy died Feb. 9, 1995, of cancer at Calvary Hospital in New York.

Born in Chambersburg, Penn., in 1902, Pete was the son of Col. Moorhead C. Kennedy, Princeton Class of 1884. At Princeton, Pete made many close friends (among them Gates Lloyd) and was a member of Cap and Gown.

After graduation, Pete earned a degree in engineering management at M.I.T. Starting his business career with Drexel and Co. in Philadelphia in 1925, he later became a partner of the brokerage firm that was to become Janney, Montgomery Scott. He resigned to enter the Naval Reserve in 1941, and he rose to the rank of commander. After the war, Pete returned to business as v.p. of the Empire Trust Co. He retired in 1962.

In 1945, Pete purchased a summer home, Lilac Hill, on Somes Sound in Northeast Harbor, Maine. There he served on the Water Board and on the Board of the Northeast Harbor Library.

Pete is survived by his wife, Anna Scott Kennedy; two sons, Moorhead '52, and Alexander S. '62; a daughter, Mary Kennedy Adamson; eight grandchildren (including Moorhead C. III '79); and five great-grandchildren. To them, the class extends its deepest sympathies and expresses its deep respect for a life well-lived.

The Class of 1923

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