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WAP97112309 - 23 NOVEMBER 1997 - USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, PERSIAN GULF: Signalman Second Class Petty Officer James Kennedy, from Floyd, Virginia, flashes Morse code from the signal bridge of USS George Washington to signalman on board the carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during her approach alongside Washington. With both carriers and their embarked air wings in the region, the U.S. now has some 100 strike aircraft operating independently in the waters of the Persian Gulf. Nimitz and George Washington continue to patrol the Òno-flyÓ zone over Iraq in support of UN sanctions under Operation ÒSouthern WatchÓ. UPI/USNJohnnie Robbins
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James Kennedy (Scottish Gaelic: Seumas Ceanadach) (c. 1408–1465) was a 15th century Bishop of Dunkeld and Bishop of St. Andrews, who participated in the Council of Florence and was the last man to govern the diocese of St. Andrews purely as bishop. Originally from the chief Gaelic kindred of Carrick, be became the principal figure in the government of the minority of King James II of Scotland, as well as founder of St Salvator's College, St Andrews.

He was the third and youngest son of Sir James Kennedy of Dunure, Ayrshire, and Princess Mary of Scotland, widow of the 1st Earl of Angus and second daughter of King Robert III of Scotland. His eldest brother was Gilbert Kennedy, 1st Lord Kennedy. James was born about 1408, and was sent to the continent to complete his studies in canon law and theology.

He was a canon and sub-deacon of Dunkeld until his provision and election to that see on 1 July 1437, after the death of Domhnall MacNeachdainn, the last elected bishop who died on his way to obtain consecration from the Pope. He received consecration in 1438, the following year.

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