Notable Kernaghans


Lee Kernaghan OAM (born 15 April 1964) is an Australian country music singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist.

He was the 2008 Australian of the Year, in recognition for his support of rural and regional Australia.


Albert Sidney Johnson Carnahan (January 9, 1897 – March 24, 1968) was a United States politician from Southeast Missouri. He was elected to represent Missouri in the House of Representativesas as a Democrat  in 1944, and served until 1960 following which he was appointed as the first United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone. Albert was the first member of the prominent Carnahan Family of Missouri to serve in public office.     (See


One of the most distinguished neuropathologists of the 20th Century was Dr. James Watson Kernohan, born the son of a country school teacher in 1896, at Moyasset, County Antrim.

He advanced to Professor of Pathology in 1936 and from 1943 was Head of the Section of Pathologic Anatomy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota until his retirement in 1962. In 1955 he was appointed to the United State’s representative committee to the Second International Congress of Neuropathology . He died in 1981 in Rochester, Minnesota.


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