Full Name John Kennedy Tod
Born 11 September 1852 in Glasgow, Scotland
Died 2 June 1925 in Sound Beach, Connecticut
Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Elected 2 October 1886 at age thirty-four
In his business career, John Kennedy Tod was identified as banker with several of the most important railway reorganizations in the middle nineties; further back, he had participated, as member of the underwriting New York banking house, in the construction of the Great Northern and Canadian Pacific railways. Like many other Americans in the days of our neutrality during the Great European war, he placed his private fortune at the service of the governments who were afterward our allies, and individually supported a hospital in France with sixty beds before the United States had entered the conflict.
Alexander Dana Noyes
1926 Century Association Yearbook