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Cornelius "Neil" W. Kelleher (May 9, 1923 – September 4, 2008) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit | edit source]

Kelleher was born on May 9, 1923, in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, the son of Cornelius J. Kelleher and Helen Fleming Kelleher. He attended St. Augustine's School and Lansingburgh High School. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy fighting in the Pacific theater. He entered politics as a Republican. In 1957, he was appointed to fill a vacancy as alderman of Troy (17th Ward), and in 1960 he was elected Mayor of Troy.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1967 to 1992, sitting in the 177th, 178th, 179th, 180th, 181st, 182nd, 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th and 189th New York State Legislatures.

He was a member of the New York State Board of Elections from 1998 to 2008.[1]

He died on September 4, 2008, in St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, New York; and was buried at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, in Schuylerville.[citation needed]

His son, Neil J. Kelleher, was elected to the Rensselaer County Legislature in 1989, subsequently serving in that body for 20 years. In 1995 he became Chairman of the Legislature, and would serve in that capacity until losing his re-election bid in 2009.[citation needed]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "News Release" by the Board of Elections, September 4, 2008

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Unrecognised parameter
Preceded by
Warren J. Sinsheimer
New York State Assembly
101st District

1967–1972
Succeeded by
H. Clark Bell
Preceded by
Fred W. Droms, Jr.
New York State Assembly
106th District

1973–1982
Succeeded by
Michael R. McNulty
Preceded by
Glenn E. Warren
New York State Assembly
100th District

1983–1992
Succeeded by
Robert A. D'Andrea

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