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Augustine Bernard Kelley (July 9, 1883 – November 20, 1957) was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania.

Augustine B. Kelley
Augustine B. Kelley (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1958's "Augustine B. Kelley, Late a Representative". U.S. Government Printing Office.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st district
In office
January 3, 1953 – November 20, 1957
Preceded byJames F. Lind
Succeeded byJohn Herman Dent
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 27th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953
Preceded byHarve Tibbott
Succeeded byJames G. Fulton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byRobert G. Allen
Succeeded byRobert L. Rodgers
Personal details
Born
Augustine Bernard Kelley

(1883-07-09)July 9, 1883
New Baltimore, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 20, 1957(1957-11-20) (aged 74)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUnited States Military Academy

Life and careerEdit

Kelley was born in New Baltimore, Pennsylvania. He attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, in 1904 and 1905, but had to withdraw because of a heart condition. He studied mining engineering with the International Correspondence School from 1907 to 1912. He began his business career in 1905 as a clerk with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and later became superintendent of the H.C. Frick Coke Company. He was also associated with other coke and coal companies. He served as a member of the Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Board of Education in 1935 and 1936.

Kelley was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served until his death in Bethesda, Maryland. In Congress he served as Chairman of the United States House Committee on Invalid Pensions during the 79th United States Congress. He is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Augustine B. Kelley (id: K000058)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
  • Augustine B. Kelley at Find a Grave


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert G. Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1941–1945
Succeeded by
Robert L. Rodgers
Preceded by
Harve Tibbott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 27th congressional district

1945–1953
Succeeded by
James G. Fulton
Preceded by
James F. Lind
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

1953–1957
Succeeded by
John H. Dent