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Kenneth Irvine Chenault

BORN
1951, New York City.

EDUCATION
BA 1973, Bowdoin College; JD 1976, Harvard University.

FAMILY
Married to Kathryn Cassell Chenault, a nonpracticing lawyer. Two sons, Kenneth Jr., 9, and Kevin, 7.

FATHER'S ADVICE ON COPING WITH DISCRIMINATION
''You need to really concentrate on the things you can control, and what you can control is your own performance.''

CONFESSIONS OF A LATE BLOOMER
''It was not until I was 13 or 14 that I began to focus on academics, and not until my 20s did I think about going into business.''

AMEX CARD MEMBER SINCE...
...1976, his last year at Harvard Law School. His first card was gold.

HOBBIES
Skiing, tennis, golf, swimming, reading biographies.

LEAST USED TALENT
Excellent baritone singing voice.



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