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Kelly, J. K. (James Kerr), 1819-1903

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Personal name headingKelly, J. K. (James Kerr), 1819-1903
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Variant(s)Kelly, James Kerr, 1819-1903
Birth date1819-02-16
Death date1903-09-15
Place of birthCentre County (Pa.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationOregon. Legislative Assembly. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
Oregon. Supreme Court
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLawyers Legislators Judges
Found inCode of Civil Procedure and other general statutes of Oregon, 1863: t.p. (J. K. Kelly)
OCLC, June 4, 1998 (hdg.: Kelly, James Kerr, 1819-1903; usage: J.K. Kelly)
Biographical directory of the United States Congress website, viewed July 10, 2018 (Kelly, James Kerr, a Senator from Oregon; born in Center County, Pa., February 16, 1819; attended the country schools and Milton and Lewisburg Academies; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1839; studied law at Carlisle, Pa.; admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pa.; deputy attorney general for Mifflin County, Pa.; went to the California gold fields in 1849, and later, in 1851, to Oregon Territory and settled in Portland, where he engaged in the practice of law; one of three commissioners for the codification of the Territorial laws in 1852; member, Territorial legislature 1853-1857, and was twice its president; lieutenant colonel of the First Regiment, Oregon Mounted Volunteers, in the Yakima Indian War in 1855 and 1856; a member of the State constitutional convention in 1857; member, State senate 1860-1864; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1866 for Governor of Oregon; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1877; was not a candidate for reelection; chief justice of the State supreme court 1878-1882; resumed the practice of law in Portland, Oreg.; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1890 and continued the practice of law until his death there on September 15, 1903; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery)
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