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Harrison Kelley

Born: May 12, 1836

Death: Jul 24, 1897

Nationality: United States

Harrison Kelley

Date of Birth : May 12, 1836
Date of Death : Jul 24, 1897

Harrison Kelley was a U.S. Representative from Kansas. Born in Montgomery Township, Ohio, Kelley attended the common schools. He moved to Coffey County, Kansas, in March 1858. During the Civil War Kelley enlisted in the Fifth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, and served through all grades to captain. He served as captain of Company B, Fifth Cavalry, for over two years. He returned to Burlington, Kansas, in 1865. Brigadier general of Kansas State Militia in 1865. He served as a member of the State house of representatives 1868-1870. He served as director of the State penitentiary 1868-1873. Receiver of the United States land office at Topeka in 1877 and 1878. He served in the State senate 1880-1884. Deputy collector of internal revenue. He served as chairman of the livestock sanitary commission of the State. Treasurer of the State board of charities in 1889. Kelley was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas Ryan and served from December 2, 1889, to March 3, 1891. He died in Burlington, Kansas, July 24, 1897. He was interred in Bowman Cemetery, Ottumwa, near Burlington, Kansas.

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