Biography of John P. Kelly
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Kelly, John P., was born in Troy, N. Y., in 1860. His father, Patrick Kelly, was born in Ireland, came to this country and settled in North Greenbush, N. Y. For many years he took contracts, he afterwards was assistant' superintendent of the Troy Gas Light Co. He went to the public school in the town of North Greenbush and afterwards studied law with Thomas Neary of Troy. He then learned the moulder's trade and worked at that for some time. He was admitted to the practice of law from the office of Judge Strait, and with the late Judge Robertson and Samuel Foster under he firm name of Robertson, Foster & Kelly, which continued until January 1, 1888, when he having been appointed assistant district attorney by the Hon. L. E. Griffith, left the firm and was afterward appointed district attorney by Governor Hill to fill a vacancy caused by the promotion of L. E. Griffith to the office of county judge. He was elected district attorney in 1890 and reelected in 1892, and he is now serving his second term. He was attorney for the Board of Supervisors in 1886. He was president of the Young Men's Catholic Literary Association, when it was the leading young men's association of the kind in Northern New York. He is now a member of the firm of Foster, Kelly & Isenbergh.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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