James Kelly (U.S. representative)

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James Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1809
Preceded by John Stewart
Succeeded by William Crawford
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1760-07-17)July 17, 1760
York County, Pennsylvania
Died February 4, 1819(1819-02-04) (aged 58)
York, Pennsylvania
Political party Federalist
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania

James Kelly (July 17, 1760 – February 4, 1819) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1805–1809 for the Federalist Party, Pennsylvania.


James Kelly was born in York County, Pennsylvania, on July 17, 1760. He pursued classical studies, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1782, where he would work as a tutor from until 1783. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Philadelphia from 1785 until 1819. Before his election to Congress, he served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1793, 1794, 1797, and 1798. He was elected as a Federalist to the U.S. House and served there for two terms, from 1805 until 1809. After leaving Congress, he resumed his law practice in York, Pennsylvania, until his death there on February 4, 1819.[1]


  1. ^ "KELLY, James, (1760 - 1819)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Stewart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Crawford