PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On November 3, Jim Kenney was elected the 99th mayor of Philadelphia, but did you know he was a fellow classmate of the outgoing mayor?
Michael Nutter and Jim Kenney both graduated from St. Joe’s Prep in the 70s.
Nutter graduated in 1975, and Kenney received his diploma one year later.
In the yearbook, the incoming mayor was referred to as “Crazy Kenney.” It also says he was “probably the funniest grad in the class of 76.”
President of the school, Fr. John Swope, released a statement saying:
‘We are very proud to have alumni such as Jim Kenney and Michael Nutter serve our city as mayor and both have very kindly attributed much of their success to their time at St. Joseph’s Prep and the Jesuit education they received. With the talents that Jim and Michael have been given by God and nurtured over their lifetime, they both ask themselves: What is the greatest service I can offer to the city that I love and call my home? That dedication to service is prevalent among Prep grads and we are very proud to have helped instill this in them.’
Jim Kenney will take office in January, replacing Michael Nutter, who was limited to two four-year terms.
Two more St. Joe’s Prep grads, Brian O’Neill and Bill Greenlee, also retained their seats on City Council Tuesday night.