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KENNY, Sir Edward, Canadian statesman, born in County Kerry, Ireland, in 1800. He was educated in Ireland, and came in 1824 to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he engaged in trade. He sat in the legislative council of Nova Scotia for twenty-six years, and for eleven years was its president. He became a member of the privy council, and in July, 1867, was appointed receiver-general of Canada, which portfolio he held till October, 1869, when he became president of the privy council. He retired from the cabinet in Nay, 1870, on being appointed administrator of the government of Nova Scotia. He was called to the senate in Nay, 186'7, resigned in 1876, and was knighted in 1870.
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