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Kennan, George 1845- Author; born in Norwalk, O., Feb. 16, 1845; received a public school education, and became a telegrapher. In 1863-64 he was manager of the Western Union telegraph office in Cincinnati. In 1865 he went to Northeastern Siberia as telegraph engineer; in 1866-68 directed the construction of the middle division of the Russo-American telegraph line; and in 1870-71 explored eastern Caucasus. In 1877-85 he was in the employ of the Associated Press at Washington. In 1885-86 he went to Siberia to examine the Russian exile system; and on his return lectured on that subject in the United States and England. In May, 1898, he went to Cuba with the American National Red Cross Society, and also as a special correspondent for The outlook. He has been a frequent contributor to the principal magazines. His works include Tent life in Siberia; Siberia and the exile system; Campaigning in Cuba, etc.