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historian

Donald Reed Kelley, American historian. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Philosophical Society, American History Association, Renaissance Society of America, Medieval Academy, International Society Intellectual History (president).

Background

Kelley, Donald Reed was born on February 17, 1931 in Elgin, Illinois, United States. Son of Walter Louis and Helen Lenore (Davis) Kelley.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard College, 1953. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1962.

Postgraduate, University Paris, 1958—1959.

Career

Instructor, Queens College, 1960-1963; assistant professor, Southern Illinois U., 1963-1965; assistant professor, State University of New York, 1965-1968; associate professor, State University of New York, 1968-1970; professor, State University of New York, 1970-1972; visiting professor, Harvard University, 1972-1973; professor, U. Rochester, New York, since 1973; Marie Curran Wilson and Joseph Chamberlain Wilson professor of history, U. Rochester, 1984-1991; James Westfall Thompson professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1991.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Philosophical Society, American History Association, Renaissance Society of America, Medieval Academy, International Society Intellectual History (president).

Connections

Married Bonnie Gene Smith, June 30, 1979. 1 son, John Reed.

father:
Walter Louis Kelley

mother:
Helen Lenore (Davis) Kelley

spouse:
Bonnie Gene Smith