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Patrick H. Kelley

Patrick H. Kelley

Patrick Henry Kelley (October 7, 1867 – September 11, 1925) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He served as U.S. Representative from Michigan's 6th congressional district from 1915-1923.


Kelley was born in Silver Creek Township, Cass County, Michigan, near Dowagiac. In 1875, he moved to Berrien County with his parents, who settled in Watervliet. He attended the district and village schools and in 1887 graduated from the Northern Indiana Normal School in Valparaiso. He taught school at Fair Plain in Berrien County for several years. He attended the Michigan State Normal School at Ypsilanti (now Eastern Michigan University) and then graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1900. He was admitted to the bar the same year, commenced practice in Lansing and was a law partner [1] with Seymour H. Person.

Kelley served as a member of the State board of education 1901-1905, as the State superintendent of public instruction 1905-1907, and as the 33rd Lieutenant Governor of Michigan 1907-1911 serving under Governor Fred M. Warner. In 1912, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third United States Congress as an at-large candidate

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