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Paul Xavier Kelley was American military officer. Recipient Major General O.A. Anderson award National Geography Society, 1969, National Armed Services award Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1984, Golden Eagle award American Academy Achievement, 1984, Admiral John M. Will award Navy League United States, 1985, Irishman of Year for Southern California, Ireland Fund, 1986, Minuteman Hall of Fame, Reserve Officers Association, 1987.


Kelley, Paul Xavier was born on November 11, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Albert J. and Josephine C. (Sullivan) Kelley.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, Villanova University, 1950. D.Mil. Science (honorary), Villanova University, 1982. D.Mil. Science (honorary), Norwich University, Vermont, 1984.

D.Mil. Science (honorary), Webster University, 1985. Doctor of Laws, Jacksonville University, 1986. Doctor of Laws, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996.


Director education, United States Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia, 1976-1978;deputy chief staff for requirements and programs, United States Marine Corps, Washington, 1978-1980;commander, Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force, McDill Air Force Base, Florida, 1980-1981;assistant commandant, United States Marine Corps, Washington, 1981-1983;commandant, United States Marine Corps, 1983-1987;retired,, 1987. Partner J.F. Lehman & Company. Board directors AlliedSignal, Inc., Gencorp Inc., Wackenhut Corporation, UST Inc., Sturm, Ruger & Company, Saul Centers, Inc.


Chairman board Irish American Partnership. Board governors NFL Alumni. Member visiting committee University Southern California School Business.

Chairman American Battle Monuments Commission. Member Council Foreign Relations, Beta Gamma Sigma, Military Order Carabao, Friendly Sons St. Patrick, Alfalfa Club.


Married Barbara Joan Adams, March 4, 1951. 1 child, Christine.

Albert J. Kelley

Josephine C. (Sullivan) Kelley

Barbara Joan Adams

Christine Kelley