Harrison Kelley

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Harrison Kelley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 4th district
In office
December 2, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Preceded byThomas Ryan
Succeeded byJohn G. Otis
Personal details
Born(1836-05-12)May 12, 1836
Montgomery Township, Ohio
DiedJuly 24, 1897(1897-07-24) (aged 61)
Burlington, Kansas
Political partyRepublican

Harrison Kelley (May 12, 1836 – July 24, 1897) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Born William Henry Harrison Kelley 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 on July 24, 1897. He was interred in Bowman Cemetery, Ottumwa, near Burlington, Kansas.


  • United States Congress. "Harrison Kelley (id: K000059)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Ryan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 4th congressional district

December 2, 1889 - March 3, 1891
Succeeded by
John G. Otis