CS Con -Kenner, Duncan Farrar Sr. - C.S. Congressman, LA

Duncan Farrar Kenner


Born: February 11, 1813

Birthplace: New Orleans Louisiana

Father: William Butler Kenner 1774 – 1824

Mother: Mary Minor 1787 – 1814

Wife: Anne Guillelmine “Nannie” Bringier 1822 – 1911
(Buried: Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church Donaldsonville Louisiana)

Married: June 1, 1839 in New Orleans Louisiana


Duncan Farrar Kenner Jr. 1841 – 1846
Blanche Kenner 1846 – 1900
Infants Kenner
(Buried: Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church Donaldsonville Louisiana)
Frances Rosella Kenner Brent 1849 – 1928
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery Baltimore Maryland)
George Currie Duncan Kenner 1853 – 1883
(Buried: Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church Donaldsonville Louisiana)

Political Party: Democratic Party


1831: Graduated from Miami University (Ohio)

Occupation before War:
Traveled abroad before studying law under John Slidell.
Never practiced law after being admitted to the bar in Louisiana.
Planter on his property near Donaldsonville Louisiana.
Successful Agriculturist and horse breeder winning many races.
1836: Louisiana State Representative
1840: Louisiana State Senator
1844: Delegate to Louisiana State Constitutional Convention
1852: President of Louisiana State Constitutional Convention

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Louisiana Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress
1861 – 1862: leader that made a protective tariff possible.
1861 – 1862: Promoter of Aid for Railroad Construction
1861–1862: Supporter of Stringent Confiscation and sequestration laws
1861 – 1862: Supporter of Higher taxes
1862 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from Louisiana
1862 – 1865: felt confederate independence would only be attainable thru European recognition.
1862 – 1865: urged President Davis to offer England and France an offer to end slavery if they would recognize the Confederacy.
1862 – 1863: House Chairman of Ways and Means Committee
1864: Member of House Ways and Means Committee
Appointed by President Davis to travel to England and France and offer his deal with England and France.
Sailed under disguise to Europe but arrived after all confidence was gone in the Confederacy’s success.

Occupation after War:
Returned to the ruins of his plantation called Ashland.
1866 – 1867: Louisiana State Senator
1867 – 1877: Rebuilt his plantation using novel new methods including production of cane sugar.
President of Louisiana Jockey Club
1877: Louisiana State Senator
1878: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Senator
Member of United States Tariff Commission
Member of Louisiana State Levee Board
1884 – 1885: Chairman of building committee of New Orleans Cotton Exposition

July 3, 1887
Place of Death: New Orleans Louisiana
Age at time of Death: 74 years old
Burial Place: Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church Donaldsonville Louisiana
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