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  Kean, Robert W.
NameRobert W. Kean
Livingston, New Jersey , United States
Born September 28, 1893
DiedSeptember 21, 1980 (86 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 04, 2015 11:40pm
Info(son of Hamilton Fish Kean, nephew of John Kean [1852-1914], and great-great-grandson of John Kean [1756-1795]), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Elberon, Monmouth County, N.J., September 28, 1893; was graduated from St. Mark�s School, Southboro, Mass., in 1911 and from Harvard University in 1915; bank clerk in Carteret, N.J., and New York City, 1915-1917; served with Squadron A in the New York National Guard on the Mexican border in 1916; during the First World War served overseas as a first lieutenant with the Fifteenth Field Artillery, Second Division, in 1917 and 1918; decorated with the Silver Star Medal and the Distinguished Service Cross; engaged in the investment and banking business in Livingston, N.J., Newark, N.J., and New York City, 1920-1969; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1936, 1960 and 1964; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 but was unsuccessful as the Republican candidate for election to the United States Senate; resumed his investment and banking interests; chairman of the National Advisory Committee of the White House Conference on Aging May 1959-April 1961; chairman of Essex County Republican Committee 1959-1962; resided in Livingston, N.J. where he died September 21, 1980; interment in Saint Bernards Cemetery, Bernardsville, N.J.



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Son Thomas H. Kean 1935-
Grandson Thomas H. Kean, Jr. 1968-
Father Hamilton F. Kean 1862-1941
Grandfather John Kean 0000-
Uncle John Kean, Jr. 1852-1914

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