Bio: James Francis Kelly (b. 1915) was a university official and Federal government administrator. He joined the Federal government in 1934, working for the Public Housing Administration and its predecessor agencies from 1934 to 1954. In 1954 he joined the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), and served with HEW until 1970. He was a departmental budget officer, 1954 to 1961, a departmental comptroller, 1961 to 1966, Deputy Assistant Secretary, and Assistant Secretary and Comptroller, 1966 to 1970. He left the government in 1970 and was executive vice president of administrative affairs at Georgetown University, 1970 to 1973; executive vice chancellor at SUNY (State University of New York), 1973 to 1981; and acting chancellor of SUNY, 1977 to 1978.
LBJ Connection: Assistant Secretary and Comptroller for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Kelly, James F. (James Francis), 1915-,
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