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Ralph Houston Kelley

Ralph Houston Kelley, American judge. Bar: Tennessee 1954. Member Tennessee House of Representatives, 1959-1961; mayor City of Chattanooga, 1963-1969. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1946-1949. Fellow American College Bankruptcy, Tennessee Bar Association, Chattanooga Bar Association; member American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Federal Bar Association, Kiwanis (past president Chattanooga).

Background

  • Kelley, Ralph Houston was born on September 23, 1928 in Chattanooga. Son of Glenn Blair and Beulah Louise Kelley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, Vanderbilt University, 1954.

    Career

    • Senior partner Kelly, DiRisio & Shattuck, Chattanooga, 1954-1969. Judge The United States of America Bankruptcy Court Eastern District Tennessee, from 1969. Member committee on budget Judicial Conference United States, 1980-1990.

      President National Conference Bankruptcy Judges, 1985-1986. Active National Conference Bankruptcy Clerks.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Tennessee 1954.

    Membership

    Member Tennessee House of Representatives, 1959-1961. Mayor City of Chattanooga, 1963-1969. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1946-1949.

    Fellow American College Bankruptcy, Tennessee Bar Association, Chattanooga Bar Association. Member American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Federal Bar Association, Kiwanis (past president Chattanooga).

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Ann Fahl, June 24, 1960. 3 children.
    • father: Glenn Blair
    • mother: Beulah Louise Kelley
    • spouse: Barbara Ann Fahl
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    Born September 23, 1928
    Died June 24, 2004
    (aged 75)
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