Francis Martin Kelly was an American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church.
Kelly, Francis Martin was born on November 15, 1886 in Houston, Minnesota, United States. Son of James C. and Ellen (Kelly) Kelly.
After attending the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, he earned a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
He served as Bishop of Winona from 1928 to 1949. (1909) and a Doctor of Sacred Theology from the Propaganda University in Rome (1913). He was ordained to the priesthood on November 1, 1912.
He became secretary to Bishop Patrick Richard Heffron in 1914, and taught philosophy at St. Mary's College and St. Teresa's College between 1915 and 1926. He was chancellor of the diocese (1919–26) and vice-rector of St. Mary's College (1918–26). On March 22, 1926, Kelly was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Winona and Titular Bishop of Mylasa by Pope Pius XI. He was consecrated on June 9, 1926.
On February 10, 1928, Pope Pius XI appointed Kelly Bishop of the Winona. He retired on October 17, 1949.