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Edna Flannery KELLY

(1906-1997)

KELLY, Edna Flannery, a Representative from New York; born Edna Patricia Flannery, in East Hampton, Suffolk County, N.Y., August 20, 1906; graduated from East Hampton High School, East Hampton, N.Y., 1924; B.A., Hunter College, New York, N.Y., 1928; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1948-1968; Democratic national committee, 1956-1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Andrew L. Somers and reelected to the Eighty-second and to the eight succeeding Congresses (November 8, 1949-January 3, 1969); unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the Ninety-first Congress in 1968; died on December 14, 1997, in Alexandria, Va.

Bibliography

”Edna Flannery Kelly” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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

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