Patrick F. Kelly

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Patrick F. Kelly (June 25, 1929 – November 16, 2007) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Kelly received a B.A. from Wichita State University in 1951 and an LL.B. from Washburn University School of Law in 1953. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1955. He was in private practice in Wichita, Kansas from 1955 to 1980.

On April 14, 1980, Kelly was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas vacated by Wesley E. Brown. Kelly was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 1980, and received his commission on May 23, 1980. He served as chief judge from 1992 to 1995, assuming senior status on June 6, 1995. Kelly served in that capacity until his retirement from the bench, on March 15, 1996. He died in Wichita, Kansas.

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Preceded by
Wesley E. Brown
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
1980–1995
Succeeded by
John Thomas Marten