Harry Charles Kelly, American university administrator. Recipient commendation for meritorious civilian service United States Occupation Forces, 1949; Order Sacred Treasure, Japan, 1969; certificate of merit State Department, 1969. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Physical Society Japan (honorary), Phi Beta Kappa.
Teaching fellow Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1933-1936, research associate radiation laboratory, 1942-1945. Research engineer American Thermos Company, Connecticut, 1936-1937. Assistant professor, then associate professor physics Montana State College, 1937-1941.
Director labs. St. John’s College, Maryland., 1941-1942. Chief science and technical div., special projects unit United States Army Occupation, Japan, 1945-1950. Head science section Office Naval Research, Chicago, 1950-1951.
Assistant director, head div. science personnel and education National Science Foundation, 1951-1959, associate director, educational and international activities, 1959-1962. Dean faculty North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1962-1967, provost, 1967-1974, vice chancellor, 1971-1974, emeritus, 1974-1976. Co-chairman United States-Japan Committee Science Cooperative, 1961-1969.
Born September 3, 1908