Alex D. Kennedy was born in Shanghai in
1930. He was the fourth son of Colonle Dimitry Vasilivich and Ekaterina Nikitichna
Kochneff, and attended both the Public & Thomas Hanbury School and St. Francis
Xavier’s College in Shanghai. The collection contains items saved by Kennedy that relate
to his experience living in Shanghai, and visiting China and Hong Kong multiple times
later in life, including articles, brochures, a book of illustrations, postcards, maps,
yearbooks, programs, newsletters, photographs and correspondence.
Alex D. Kennedy, originally named Alex Kochneff, was born in Shanghai in 1930. He was
the fourth son of Colonel Dimitry Vasilivich and Ekaterina Nikitichna Kochneff, who had
fled to Shanghai in the wake of the Russian Revolution in 1921. Kennedy attended the
Public & Thomas Hanbury School starting at the age of six, and transferred to St.
Francis Xavier’s College during World War II. After the war, the family left China for
the Philippines, where as stateless Russians, they lived in a displaced persons'
camp for almost two years. They were then able to travel to the United States, where
they arrived in San Francisco in November of 1950. Kennedy became a naturalized U.S.
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