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Clergyman , educator

Robert Michael Kelley, American clergyman, educator. Member Knights of Columbus (4 degree).


Kelley, Robert Michael was born on July 24, 1877 in Manson, Iowa, United States. Son of Michael Bede and Nora M. (Foley) Kelley.


Student St. Mary’s (Kan. Studied theology, St. Saint Louis University, 1908-1912.


Teacher preparatory division, University of Detroit, 1904-1908, preparatory division, Creighton U., Omaha, Nebraska, 1913-1914. Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1911. Dean College of Liberal Arts, Creighton U., 1914-1920.

Regent Institute of Law, same university, 1919-1920. President Regis College, Denver, Colorado, 1920-1926. Assistant to provincial (Missouri Province Society of Jesus), 1926-1927.

President Loyola University, 1927-1933. Became acting president St. Mary’s (Kansas) College, 1933. President Regis College, 1935-1942.

Assistant pastor St. Francis Xavier Church, St. Louis, Missouri, 1942. Acting president St. Saint Louis University, 1943. Now assistant director St. Louis House of Retreats.


Member Knights of Columbus (4 degree).


Michael Bede Kelley

Nora M. (Foley) Kelley