|James R. Kelley|
|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 39th district
June 17, 1974 – November 30, 1988
|Preceded by||John Scales|
|Succeeded by||Eugene Porterfield|
|Born||1932/1933 (age 81–82)|
He attended St. Vincent College and the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America. He was a County Commissioner in Westmoreland County from 1968 to 1974. He was a Pennsylvania State Senator from 1974 to 1988. He was appointed to be a judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in 1990 and was elected to a full term in 1991.