May 29, 1946: Born in Charleston.
1964: Graduates from North Charleston High School.
1966-1970: Serves in Vietnam as a helicopter machine-gunner with the Air Force.
1972: Graduates from The Citadel with a B.A. in history.
1975: Graduates from USC law school with a J.D.
1976-80: Serves in the S.C. House of Representatives.
1978: Chairman, Charleston County legislative delegation.
1980: Republican nominee for 9th Circuit solicitor.
1981-88: Chief municipal court judge, city of North Charleston.
June 13, 1991: Beats five-term incumbent John E. Bourne Jr. to become second North Charleston mayor.
July 11, 1991: Sworn in as North Charleston mayor.
Jan. 28, 1994: Announces he will not seek a second term as mayor.
April 6, 1994: Resigns as mayor, saying his relationship with city attorney and council is "untenable."
1995: Kinard moves to Isle of Palms and returns to full-time law practice.