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Kelly, E. Kevin



  • Existence: 1943-1992


E. Kevin Kelly (1943-1992) was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from Sioux City Central High School, received his B.S. degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and in 1968 earned his law degree from the South Dakota Law School. He was the assistant Woodbury County attorney from 1968 to 1971 and was the state chairman of the Iowa Young Republicans from 1970 to 1974. Kelly was elected to the Iowa house in 1971. He was next elected to the state senate, serving until 1978 when he decided not to seek re-election. After leaving government, Kelly returned to law and other business ventures. He also became a lobbyist in the state legislature for various businesses and organizations. In 1988, Kelly changed his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. In 1992 Kelly died, the victim of a homicide, in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

E. Kevin Kelly Papers

Identifier: MsC0393

Iowa state legislator. Correspondence and subject files document his career as a state representative and senator. He was especially interested in criminal justice.

Dates: 1964-1978