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James A.C. Kennedy

Baltimore Sun's Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: James A.C. Kennedy

Baltimore Sun's Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: James A.C. Kennedy

During a long career, the Nebraska native helped shape T. Rowe Price into a global investment powerhouse and an indispensable part of Baltimore’s business community

When James A.C. Kennedy took a job as an equities analyst at T. Rowe Price in 1978, it was a relatively small regional investment house. When he retired as president and CEO 37 years later, it was a global financial powerhouse, managing three-quarters of a trillion dollars in client assets. No one person is responsible for T. Rowe’s rise during those years, of course, but it would be hard to find any who deserve more credit than he.

An Omaha, Neb., native and Princeton graduate whose first love was...

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