John Neely Kennedy

United States Senator from Louisiana (born 1951)

John Neely Kennedy (born November 21, 1951) is an American politician. He is the United States Senator from Louisiana. Before becoming a senator, he was the State Treasurer of Louisiana. He is a member of the Republican Party.

John Neely Kennedy
United States Senator
from Louisiana
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Serving with Bill Cassidy
Preceded byDavid Vitter
Treasurer of Louisiana
In office
January 10, 2000 – January 3, 2017
GovernorMike Foster
Kathleen Blanco
Bobby Jindal
John Bel Edwards
Preceded byKen Duncan
Succeeded byRon Henson (acting)
Personal details
Born (1951-11-21) November 21, 1951 (age 72)
Centreville, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (Before 2007)
Republican (2007–present)
Spouse(s)Rebecca Stulb
Alma materVanderbilt University (BA)
University of Virginia (JD)
Magdalen College, Oxford

He served five terms as Treasurer of Louisiana. He took office in the United States Senate on January 3, 2017, after defeating Democratic candidate Foster Campbell in the Senate election runoff by over 21 percentage points.[1]