Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Thomas Kennedy (1776-1832)
MSA SC 3520-1747


Archival sources -

GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Laws, Original) "An act for the relief of the Jews in Maryland," 1824 Chapter 205 [MSA S966-172, 2/14/1/6]

GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Laws, Original) "An act to confirm an act entitled, An act for the relief of the Jews in Maryland," 1825 Chapter 33 [MSA S966-173, 2/14/1/7/]

Newspaper/journal articles -

Maryland Republican, 12 June 1819.

Frederick Town Herald, 12 February 1820.

The Maryland Gazette, 25 October 1832.

"A Battle for Political Freedom." The Baltimore Sun, 6 April 1902.

Hartogensis, Benjamin H. "Unequal Religious Rights in Maryland Since 1776." Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, 25 (1917): 93-107.

"Jews Plan Tribute to Thomas Kennedy." The Baltimore Sun, 29 May 1922.

"Securing the Privileges of Citizenship for Jews." The Baltiimore Sun, 2 November 1930.

Fein, Isaac M. "Niles' Weekly Register on the Jews." Publication of the American Jewish Historical Society Vol. 1 No. 1 (Sept. 1960), 3-22.

Golden, Harry. "The First Kennedy." The Baltimore Sun, 19 March 1972.

Somerville, Frank P. L. "Jews honor early legislator's fight for them." The Baltimore Sun, 14 July 1980.

Clawson, Frank D. "Thomas Kennedy - Hagerstown's 'Thomas Jefferson'." Maryland Cracker Barrel, 17 (July 1987): 11.

Books -

Altfeld, E. Milton. The Jew's Struggle for Religious and Civil Liberty in Maryland. Baltimore: M. Curlander, 1924.

Everstine, Carl N. The General Assembly of Maryland, 1776-1850. Charlottesville, VA: the Michie Company, 1982.

Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Western Maryland. 2 vols. 1882. Reprint, Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1968.

Williams, Thomas J. C. A History of Washington County, Maryland. 1908. Reprint, Baltimore: Regional Publishing Comanpy, 1968.

Other sources -

Biographical Timeline

Remarks by Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse, Secretary of the State House Trust, at the dedication of the exhibits in the State House, April 14, 1992

Brochure for the annual Speaker's Society Thomas Kennedy Award

Return to Thomas Kennedy's Introductory Page

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