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William Osmund Kelly
71st / 9th City Commission Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan

In office
Preceded by Oliver Tappin
Succeeded by Edwin C. McLogan[1]
City Commissioner of the City of Flint, Michigan
Personal details
Born December 10, 1909
Flint, Michigan
Died July 1974 (aged 64)
Spouse(s) Albina Jayman
Alma mater Flint Junior College
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Navy
Years of service 1944-1946
Battles/wars World War II

William Osmund Kelly (December 10, 1909 – July 1974) was a Michigan politician.[1] He has filled the position of President for Saint Matthew Men’s Club, the Flint Bowling Association and the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters.[2]

Early life[edit | edit source]

On December 10, 1909 in Flint, Kelly was born. In 1928, he graduated from Saint Matthew High School. He then attended Flint Junior College and formed a band, Oz Kelly and his Orchestra, while there. The band played in Cleveland, Ohio, Milwaukee and Flint at the IMA Auditorium. In 1933, he was married to Albina Jayman.[2]

Political life[edit | edit source]

The Flint City Commission selected him as Mayor on November 12, 1940 and select for another two years.[3] During World War II, Kelly resigned to join the Navy and served two years in the Pacific. In 1946, he was the Lieutenant Governor Democratic candidate but lost. Kelly was appointed in 1949 acting Postmaster—Flint then latter appointed 22nd Postmaster.[2]

Post-political life[edit | edit source]

In 1956, he became the Flint Manufacturer’s Association Executive Director.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "List of Flint City Mayors". Political Graveyards.com. Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum. http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/MI/ofc/flint.html. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Mayor William Osmund Kelly". Flint Timeline Project. Flint, Michigan: Flint Public Library. Archived from the original on May 31, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080531000716/http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/timeline/mayors/kellyW1940.html. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  3. "Index to Politicians: Kelly, U to Z -- Kelly, William Osmund Entry". Political Graveyards.com. Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum. http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/kelly9.html#0LI01LJQV. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Oliver Tappin
Mayor of Flint
Succeeded by
Edwin C. McLogan

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