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Manufacturing executive

James Fredrick Kelly, American manufacturing executive.


Kelly, James Fredrick was born on December 18, 1922 in Phoebus, Virginia, United States. Son of James Floyd and Ray Palmer (Newsom) Kelly.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1943. Postgraduate, University North Carolina, 1956.


Naval architect United States Navy, Charleston, South Carolina, 1943-1946. Sales to vice president Aeroglide Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1946-1956, chairman, chief executive officer, from 1988. President Aeroglide Americas Corporation, from 1956.

Chairman American Machinery Corporation, board directors Wachovia Bank & Trust Company.


Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.


All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change end.


The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


Past chairman North Carolina State University Development Council. President North Carolina Council on National Purposes. Member American Society Agricultural Engineers (past chairman North Carolina section), National Association Manufacturers (chairman policy committee.

Board directors), National Society Professional Engineers, North Carolina Society Professional Engineers, North Carolina Engineers Society (Outstanding Engineering Achievement 1980), Gamma Sigma Delta (Award of Merit for Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture), Phi Kappa Phi. Clubs: Raleigh Sales and Marketing Executives Club. Lodges: Masons, Lions.


Married Helen Francis Golson, November 6, 1949. Children: James F. Junior, David Palmer, Mark Charles.

James Floyd Kelly

Ray Palmer (Newsom) Kelly

Helen Francis Golson

James F. Junior Kelly

David Palmer Kelly

Mark Charles Kelly