Mayor of Chicago, 1947-1955
- Democratic Party
- Elected 47th mayor of Chicago April 1, 1947; defeated Russell W. Root (Republican)
- Elected to second term as mayor April 3, 1951; defeated Robert L. Hunter (Republican)
- Inauguration to first term: April 15, 1947
- Inauguration to second term: April 19, 1951
- Born August 11, 1887 in Chicago
- Quit school in grade school and took a job at Marshall Field & Co. as a stockroom boy
- Served in World War I, rising to the rank of captain in the quartermaster corps
- Served as director of the Chicago Association of Commerce
- Headed the Werner-Kennelly company, a warehouse and trucking business
- Died November 29, 1961 in Chicago
- Buried in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- "Hold Rites Saturday for Martin Kennelly." Chicago Daily Tribune, November 30, 1961, p. 1.
- "Mourners Pay Last Respects to Kennelly." Chicago Daily Tribune, December 1, 1961, p. A16.