Kensey Johns

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Birthday
14, 1759
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Dec 21, 1848 (89)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1759
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Dec 21, 1848 (89)

About

Attorney and jurist who earned the title of Chancellor of Delaware. In 1794, he briefly filled a vacancy in the United States Senate before being ejected due to a lack of adequate credentials.

Before Fame

During the American Revolution, he served as a minuteman.

Trivia

He was a member of the Delaware Constitutional Convention in 1792.

Family Life

He had a son, Kensey Junior, who took his place as Chancellor of Delaware after he passed away in 1832.

Associated With

He was appointed by Governor Joshua Clayton to fill George Read's seat on the United States Senate after the Delaware General Assembly deadlocked over a replacement.