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John George Lee Kelly

veterans organization executive

John George Lee Kelly, American veterans organization executive. Recipient Vigil Honor, 1973, Order of Arrow, Boy Scouts American. Served with United States Air Force, 1958-1962.; Member American Law Enforcement Officers Association, National Lodge Fraternal Order of Police.; Member DAV (life), American Veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam.; Lodges: Rosicrucian Order, Moose, Knights of Columbus.

Background

Kelly, John George Lee was born on August 12, 1932 in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States. Son of Fred Colburn and Patrice Louise (Boswell) Kelly.

Education

A.A. in Business Management, Columbus Technology Institute, 1982. Notary public, Texas, Ohio. Truck driver Ohio State University, Columbus, 1962-1963.

Taxicab driver, Columbus, 1963-1968. Factory laborer Westinghouse, Columbus, 1963-1964. Letter carrier, mail handler United States Postal Service, Columbus, 1964-1975.

Executive secretary 12th District Council American Legion, Columbus, since 1976. Organizer Veterans Day Parade, 1976-1983.

Career

Notary public, Texas, Ohio. Organizer Veterans Day Parade, 1976-1983.

Works

  • Author, editor monthly bulletin American Legion, since 1976. Election Day Committee worker, Ward 8C Columbus, 1984. 12th District Chaplain American Legion Ohio, since 1981.

    Assistant chaplain Franklin County Jail, Franklin County Workhouse, since 1983.

Membership

Served with United States Air Force, 1958-1962. Member American Law Enforcement Officers Association, National Lodge Fraternal Order of Police. Member DAV (life), American Veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam.

Lodges: Rosicrucian Order, Moose, Knights of Columbus.

Connections

Married Glenda Merle Karns, June 20, 1959 (divorced June 22, 1963). Children– David Thomas Colburn, Catherine Marie Kelly Houk.

father:
Fred Colburn Kelly

mother:
Patrice Louise (Boswell) Kelly

spouse:
Glenda Merle Karns

children:
David Thomas Colburn Kelly

Catherine Marie Kelly Houk Kelly