Francis E. Kelly

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Francis E. Kelly
53rd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 7, 1937 – January 5, 1939
Governor Charles F. Hurley
Preceded by Joseph L. Hurley
Succeeded by Horace T. Cahill
35th Massachusetts Attorney General
In office
Preceded by Clarence A. Barnes
Succeeded by George Fingold
Member of the
Boston, Massachusetts
City Council
In office
Personal details
Born March 26, 1903
Boston, Massachusetts
Died 1982[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marion G. MacDonald [1]
Profession Lawyer

Francis E. Kelly (March 26, 1903 – January 1982) was an American politician who served as a member of the Boston City Council from 1930–1933, the 53rd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1937 to 1939 and Massachusetts Attorney General from 1949-1953.



  1. ^ a b Driscoll, Jr., Edgar J. (January 29, 1982), FORMER LT. GOV. FRANCIS KELLY, 78; FATHER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS LOTTERY', Boston, MA: Boston Globe, p. 1. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph L. Hurley
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1937 – 1939
Succeeded by
Horace T. Cahill
Legal offices
Preceded by
Clarence A. Barnes
Attorney General of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
George Fingold