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Patrick Henry KELLEY

(1867-1925)

KELLEY, Patrick Henry, a Representative from Michigan; born near Dowagiac, Silver Creek Township, Cass County, Mich., October 7, 1867; moved to Berrien County with his parents, who settled in Watervliet in 1875; attended the district and village schools; was graduated from the Valparaiso (Ind.) Normal School in 1887; taught school at Fair Plain for several years; attended the Michigan Normal College at Ypsilanti and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1900; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Lansing, Mich.; member of the State board of education 1901-1905; State superintendent of public instruction 1905-1907; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan 1907-1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1923); did not seek renomination but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1922; resumed the practice of law in Lansing, Mich., died while on a visit to Washington, D.C., September 11, 1925; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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