Kelley, Hugh



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Hugh Kelley*, A. B. '12, LL.B. '13.

Calhoun, Ky.

S. U. A. A.; Union Literary Society; Henry Clay Law Society.

"It is my desire to cover my office walls with sheep skins." Hugh was always a quiet, retiring chap during his stay in college until last year, when the faculty generously conferred upon him the degree of A. B. Forthwith our friend construing these letters to mean "A bird," undertook to live up In his reputation. O' sad day! He achieved that for which he set out, and has verily become a fowl that flieth high. Purple cravats, green hose, fluffy ruffles, all these are now become every day occurrences. May he never be plucked.

-The Kentuckian, 1913

Hugh Kelley (September 19, 1887 - August 4, 1978) was born in Owensboro, Kentucky to Benjamin Rush Kelley and Rhoda Ann Hayes. Kelley worked on his family's farm before attending the University of Kentucky for both his A.B. and LL.B. Kelley then continued his legal education at Yale University. Kelley moved to Los Angeles, California to practice. He worked in the firm of Turnbull, Heffron & Kelley. Kelley married Gertrude Woodstock in 1926. Kelley's son, Hugh Haynes Kelley, also entered the legal profession but left practice to operate a resort in Tahiti.

*Sometimes spelled 'Kelly'.