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


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  • Fuller Name

    • James Kerr
  • Variants

    • Kelly, James Kerr, 1819-1903
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1819-02-16
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1903-09-15
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1860
        • Affiliation End: 1864
        • Organization: (naf) Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1871
        • Affiliation End: 1877
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1878
        • Affiliation End: 1882
        • Organization: (naf) Oregon. Supreme Court
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Centre County (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
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  • Sources

    • found: Code of Civil Procedure and other general statutes of Oregon, 1863:t.p. (J. K. Kelly)
    • found: OCLC, June 4, 1998(hdg.: Kelly, James Kerr, 1819-1903; usage: J.K. Kelly)
    • found: 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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    • 1998-11-19: new
    • 2018-07-12: revised
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