Henry H. Kennedy (born 1948) is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Kennedy received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1970 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1973. Following graduation, he worked for the law firm of Reavis, Pogue, Neal and Rose in Washington, D.C.
Subsequent to this he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia between 1973 and 1976.
He served as a United States Magistrate for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia between 1976 to 1979. He was appointed Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columber in December 1979 where he served until he was appointed a federal judge in September 1997.
On May 15, 1997, Kennedy was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Joyce Hens Green. Kennedy was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 4, 1997, and received his commission on September 18, 1997.
He has two children, Morgan and Alexandra, who both attended Princeton University. Morgan is now a student at Harvard Law School. Kennedy’s brother Randall is a professor at Harvard Law School.