“Former Special Representative of First Presidency Dies,” Ensign, July 1996, 76
David M. Kennedy, a Special Representative of the First Presidency called during the administration of President Spencer W. Kimball, passed away on 1 May 1996 in Salt Lake City. In this Church calling he represented the First Presidency in countries throughout the world. Earlier he had served as bishop of the Capitol Ward in Washington, D.C., and in the presidency of the Chicago Stake for 16 years. In his career he was chairman of the board of Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury during President Richard M. Nixon’s first term, ambassador-at-large for the U.S., and U.S. Ambassador to NATO while still serving in the Nixon cabinet.