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Edward Austin KELLY

(1892-1969)

KELLY, Edward Austin, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., April 3, 1892; attended Longfellow School and Lake High School; was graduated from Orr’s Business College, Chicago, Ill., in 1911; played professional baseball 1912-1916; employed as an accountant with a steel corporation 1916-1920; served as a sergeant in Battery D of the Three Hundred and Thirty-second Field Artillery 1917-1919, with nine months’ service overseas; engaged in the real estate and insurance brokerage business in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; assistant to the chief justice of the municipal court of Chicago, Ill., 1943-1945; member of the Chicago Planning Committee 1944-1946; elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; returned to the real estate business; died in Chicago, Ill., August 30, 1969; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

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