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Pennsylvania State Senate

James R Kelley



Session Year Position District Party
1973 39 Democrat
1975 39 Democrat
1977 39 Democrat
1979 39 Democrat
1981 39 Democrat
1983 39 Democrat
1985 39 Democrat
1987 39 Democrat
 Counties   Indiana, Westmoreland


The son of Augustine B. and Ella Marie Kelley; he received his B.A. degree from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and his Doctor of Law degree from Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; attorney; County Commissioner, 1968-1973; state Senate, 1973-1988; judge - served the unexpired term of Judge Francis A. Barry, elected in 1991 to a full term beginning January 1992; subsequently served a second 10-year term; upon reaching 70, was appointed as a senior judge to serve on the Commonwealth Court; Senior Judge, Westmoreland County 2007.  He married Patricia A. Phillips.