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  Kelley, William D.
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AffiliationRepublican   
NameWilliam D. Kelley
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born April 12, 1814
DiedJanuary 09, 1890 (75 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Apr 15, 2015 01:56am
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InfoKELLEY, William Darrah, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 12, 1814; pursued classical studies; apprentice in a jewelry establishment 1828-1835; moved to Boston, Mass, in 1835 and was engaged as a journeyman jeweler; returned to Philadelphia in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and practiced in Philadelphia, Pa.; deputy prosecuting attorney for the city and county of Philadelphia in 1845 and 1846; judge of the court of common pleas for Philadelphia 1846-1856; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1861, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1890; chairman, Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses), Committee on Ways and Means (Forty-seventh Congress), Committee on Manufactures (Fifty-first Congess); interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

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  11/06/1888 PA District 04 Won 58.12% (+17.06%)
  11/02/1886 PA District 04 Won 62.61% (+28.38%)
  01/20/1885 PA US Senate Lost 0.80% (-64.14%)
  11/04/1884 PA District 04 Won 63.28% (+26.78%)
  11/07/1882 PA District 04 Won 61.30% (+22.60%)
  11/02/1880 PA District 04 Won 61.17% (+22.33%)
  03/18/1879 US House Speaker Lost 0.35% (-50.35%)
  11/05/1878 PA District 04 Won 60.33% (+20.65%)
  11/07/1876 PA District 04 Won 60.22% (+20.44%)
  11/03/1874 PA District 04 Won 57.88% (+15.76%)
  10/08/1872 PA District 04 Won 61.17% (+22.34%)
  10/11/1870 PA District 04 Won 55.21% (+10.41%)
  10/13/1868 PA District 04 Won 52.87% (+5.75%)
  06/06/1868 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.35% (-46.53%)
  10/09/1866 PA District 04 Won 54.55% (+9.09%)
  10/10/1864 PA District 04 Won 58.35% (+16.69%)
  01/13/1863 PA US Senate Lost 0.75% (-49.62%)
  10/14/1862 PA District 04 Won 52.43% (+4.85%)
  10/09/1860 PA District 04 Won 49.27% (+5.85%)
  10/14/1856 PA District 04 Lost 13.43% (-37.29%)
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