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James KELLY

(1760-1819)

KELLY, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in York County, Pa., July 17, 1760; pursued classical studies and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1782; was a tutor at the University of Pennsylvania in 1782 and 1783; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Philadelphia 1785-1819; member of the State house of representatives in 1793, 1794, 1797, and 1798; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1809); resumed the practice of law in York, Pa., where he died on February 4, 1819.

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

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