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. citizen.
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