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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Harris & Ewing Collection, Former Congressman Melville Clyde Kelly, n.d.



Session Office Position District Party
1911-1912 Representative Republican
 Counties   Allegheny


08/04/1883 - 04/29/1935

KELLY, Melville Clyde, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, August 4, 1883 in Bloomfield, Muskingum County, Oh.; attended, Muskingum College; established, Braddock Leader (1904); proprietor, Braddock Daily News Publishing Company (1907); president and editor, Daily News Herald; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1911 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for 1913 term; elected, as a Republican, United States Congress (1913-1915, 1919-1935); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress (1914, 1934); elected as a Progressive, United States Congress (1917-1918); died, April 29, 1935 in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; interred, Marchand Cemetery, Marchand, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

After 1 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, MELVILLE CLYDE KELLY went on to serve in congress