Kennedy, Edwin Wexler, 1857-1935
- Existence: 1857-1935
Edwin W. Kennedy (1857-1935) was born near Maryville, Tennessee, and graduated with a B.A. in 1880 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After teaching public schools in North Carolina, including serving as school superintendent in Durham, North Carolina, from 1882-84, Kennedy received a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland in 1897. He later taught at the Woman's College of Baltimore (Goucher College) in Baltimore and at Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee, before becoming a member of the original faculty at East Tennessee State Normal School (forerunner of East Tennessee State University) in 1911. The school's first holder of a Ph.D. and first professor of history from 1911-18, Kennedy authored Quit-Rents and Currency in North Carolina, 1663-1776 (1902). He later served as dean at Martha Washington College, Abingdon, Virginia. Kennedy died in Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1935.