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Kelly, J. J. "Doc."

House 1957-62 (District 13)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Lyon

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1891
Birth Place: Manteno, Illinois
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Doc.
City of Residence (when first elected): Marshall
Occupation (when first elected): Veterinarian

EDUCATION

High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Notre Dame; Attended College; 2 years
McKillip Veterinary College; College Graduate;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Veterinary Medical Corps, 13th Division (World War I, Veterinarian); 191? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Widower
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was involved in a three way primary recount with W. Casper Fischer and Mrs. Arloine Stearns in the 1962 primary election. The recount wasn’t completed since Mrs. Arloine Stearns dropped her recount request after checking the results of a few precincts.

"Kelly has been an active participant in Lyon county DFL work, is chairman of the county's DFL committee and intends to caucus with the house liberal majority." ("Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. J.J. Kelly." Minneapolis Star, Between November 1956-January 1957)

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1962 election. He lost to W. Casper Fischer by 200 votes.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1957-58.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

62nd Legislative Session (1961-1962)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13
Elected: 11/8/1960
Residence: Marshall
Term of Office: 1/3/1961 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Lyon
Occupation: Veterinarian
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Health
  • Highways
  • State Institutions
  • Temperance and Liquor Control
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Marshall
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/2/1961
Counties Represented: Lyon
Occupation: Veterinarian
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Cooperatives and Marketing
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Health
  • Highways
  • Public Institutions

60th Legislative Session (1957-1958)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13
Elected: 11/6/1956
Residence: Marshall
Term of Office: 1/8/1957 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Lyon
Occupation: Veterinarian
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "Kelly has been an active participant in Lyon county DFL work, is chairman of the county's DFL committee and intends to caucus with the house liberal majority." ("Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. J.J. Kelly." Minneapolis Star, Between November 1956-January 1957)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Cooperatives and Marketing
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • General Legislation
  • Public Institutions
  • Towns and Counties
Session Notes: His margin of victory over Ralph R. Madden was only 2 votes so a recount occurred. After the recount he was declared the winner by 128 votes.