D.C. Kelley

Full Name: D. C. Kelley
Other surnames: Kelly
Date of birth: March 24, 1857
Date of death: February 22, 1913

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 45 Jan 14, 1913 - Feb 22, 1913 33rd (1)   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Kaufman

(1) E.E. Thompson, in special election 3/17/1913, sworn 3/25/1913, succeeded D.C. Kelley, died 2/23/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • "Legislative Halls Almost Forsaken . . . Death of Representative Hunt Shocking," 3/23/1913, p. 8; Obituary, "J.C. Hunt Dies in Austin: Representative from Randall County Had Been Ill Since Feb. 15 - His Is Fourth Death This Session," 3/23/1913, p. 10. Other members who died "succumbing to the same disease" [meningitis] were Representatives Neal [sic: McNeal], Killingsworth, and Kelly [sic: Kelley]. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Kaufman Representative, Hon. D.C. Kelley, Dies," 2/23/1913, p. 3. Died 2/22/1913 of meningitis. "Mr. Kelley was born in Opelika, Ala. [Alabama], in 1857, on March 24, and came to Texas in 1872, where he located in Dallas County. There he lived for five or six years and then moved to Kaufman County, where he spent the remainder of his life." "Funeral of D.C. Kelley Held Sunday," 2/24/1913, p. 8. Galveston Daily News.
  • Memorial services and tributes for Thomas McNeal, J.C. Hunt, Lee Killingsworth, and D.C. Kelley, including biographical sketches - 33rd Legislature, Sunday, 3/23/1913, pp. 1469-1485. D.C. Kelley born in 1856, p. 1475. House Journal.
  • Report describing memorial services on the deaths of Representatives McNeal, Killingsworth, Kelley, and Hunt, 3/24/1913, p. 2. San Antonio Light.

Other Resources

  • D.C. Kelley, birth date 3/24/1857 in Alabama, death date 2/22/1913 in Kaufman. Occupation "Farmer & Member of Legislature." FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • D.C. Kelly, birth date 3/24/1856, death date 2/22/1913, burial in Kaufman Cemetery, Kaufman, Kaufman County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. D.C. Kelley, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Judicial Districts  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.