John Sr.
Olympic medalists in rowing
John Sr.
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List of September 11 victims - Newsday (subscription)
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... Jr. Touri Hamzavi Bolourchi Alan Bondarenko Andre Bonheur, Jr. Colin Arthur Bonnett Frank Bonomo Yvonne Lucia Bonomo Sean Booker, Sr. Kelly Ann Booms Canfield D. Boone Mary Jane Booth Sherry Ann Bordeaux Krystine Bordenabe Jerry J. Borg Martin
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Lex takes cue from 'Earnie' Turning heads - Mansfield News Journal
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Key personnel: Sr. Amber Gleisinger, Sr. Becca Humbert, Sr. Kelly Nguyan, Sr. Hayley Poland, Jr. Emilee Burson, Jr. Taylor Cline, Jr. Brittany Duffey, Jr. Michelle Fabian, Jr. Emily Kinney, Jr. Bethany Sipe, So. Kelsey Baker, So
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Nurses caring for half a century - Toowoomba Chronicle
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Mrs Cash said she always knew she would be a nurse while Sr Kelly shares a different tale. “I don't know why I started out as a nurse,” Sr Kelly whose first job was at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane said. “My father would send out all the children with
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Boys soccer: All-state - Casper Star-Tribune Online
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Goalkeepers: Andrew Amen, jr, Laramie; Logan Ridgeway, jr, Riverton; Cameron Stanek, sr, Kelly Walsh. Defensemen: Matt Binder, sr, Kelly Walsh; Taylor Chesnovar, sr, Rock Springs; Gabe Dahmke, jr, Sheridan; Ian Muller, sr, Laramie; Cody Nice, sr,
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Attleboro YMCA Swim Coach Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges - Patch.com
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... Special Agent in Charge of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Boston, and North Attleboro Police Chief Michael P. Gould, Sr. Kelly, who pleaded guilty to the four counts, used Google Hello,
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Illinois All-League Basketball Teams - MaxPreps
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Bailey North; Conant - Sr. Kelly Lomas; Elk Grove - So. Diamond Boyd; Fremd - Jr. Jessie Wiedemann, Sr. Megan Gray, Sr. Bridget Kubis, And So. Ashley Mcconnell; Hersey - Sr. Megan Rogowski, Sr. Eileen Zydek, And Jr. Jen Hall; Hoffman Estates - Sr. Jada
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Vaya, vaya. Un nuevo interesado en que los bancos irlandeses no quiebren - Cotizalia.com
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A partir de ahí se produce una discusión entre el FMI, que quiere quitas y que los prestamistas paguen, y el BCE que representa a los acreedores según el Sr. Kelly. El resultado es bien conocido. Afirma que el rescate se produjo para asustar a España,
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Alma Softball lands seven players on MIAA All-League teams; Sr. Kelly ... - Alma College Athletics
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The MIAA announced their 2011 Softball All-League teams on Tuesday, and the league champion Alma Scots had seven players honored for their performances during the season. Sr. CF Kelly Koenigsknecht (Fowler, MI/Fowler) was named the league's Most
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Paid Notice: Deaths KELLY, THOMAS F., SR.
NYTimes - almost 14 years
KELLY-Thomas F., Sr. The New York Times records with deep sorrow the passing of Thomas F. Kelly Sr., associated with The Times since January 1972 until retiring in October 1980
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Paid Notice: Deaths KELLY, THOMAS F. SR.
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KELLY-Thomas F. Sr., The New York Times records with deep sorrow the passing of Thomas F. Kelly Sr., associated with The Times from January 1972 until retiring in October 1980.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 70
    Died in 1960.
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  • 1956
    Age 66
    He is also a member of the United States Rowing Hall of Fame, having been elected in 1956 at the same time as his son Jack, Jr.
    More Details Hide Details Philadelphia erected a prominent statue of Kelly near the finish line of the Schuylkill River course that Kelly rowed. It is located just off of the scenic "Kelly Drive," which is named for Kelly's son Jack Jr. Every year, USRowing bestows the Jack Kelly Award on an individual who represents the ideals that Jack Kelly exemplified including superior achievement in rowing, service to amateur athletics and success in their chosen profession.
    Grace Kelly played Tracy Lord in the 1956 Cole Porter movie musical version, High Society.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly's brother George Kelly was a popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Kelly started his brickwork business with a loan from his brother George, and another brother Walter Kelly, who was a popular vaudeville actor.
    Kelly was also the father of Grace Kelly, an Academy Award-winning actress who became princess of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly purportedly gave Prince Rainier a two million-dollar ($2,000,000) dowry for his daughter's marriage. Kelly is the grandfather of Albert II, the reigning monarch of Monaco. When Grace's engagement to Prince Rainier was announced, Kelly quipped: "I told the Prince that royalty didn't mean that much to us, and that I hoped he wouldn't run around the way some Princes do." Kelly was the model for the character of George Kittredge, Tracy Lord's brash, up-and-coming, man-of-the-people fiancee, in Philip Barry's 1939 Broadway comedy The Philadelphia Story.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1947
    Age 57
    Jack Jr. won the James E. Sullivan Award as the best amateur athlete in the U.S. in 1947 for his accomplishments.
    More Details Hide Details Jack Jr. would go on to represent the United States at the 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. Jack Jr. would win the bronze medal in the single scull at the 1956 Olympics. The younger Kelly would continue to be involved in amateur sports and eventually was appointed as President of the United States Olympic Committee.
    John B. Kelly, Jr., won the Diamond Sculls at Henley in 1947 and 1949.
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  • 1941
    Age 51
    He was a commissioner and later president of the Fairmount Park Commission, which administered Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, one of the largest municipal parks in the world. In 1941, President Roosevelt named the still popular Kelly as the National Physical Fitness Director, a post he held throughout World War II.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly was a strong advocate for physical fitness for all Americans, and in particular those inducted into the military.
  • FORTIES
  • 1937
    Age 47
    Kelly was actively involved in city politics, including chairmanship of the Philadelphia County Democratic Party in 1937 and ran for Mayor of Philadelphia in 1935.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, Philadelphia was a heavily Republican city, but he came close to winning.
  • 1935
    Age 45
    Kelly was Commodore of the Schuylkill Navy from 1935–1940, and was President of the NAAO, the then governing board for U.S. rowing, from 1954 through 1955.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly is the only rower who is a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1924
    Age 34
    After a long courtship, Kelly married Margaret Katherine Majer (1898–1990) in 1924, a former fashion model who worked in the University of Pennsylvania Physical Education Department.
    More Details Hide Details Majer's family was Lutheran and she converted to Catholicism prior to the marriage. They had four children: Margaret Katherine (1925–1991), John Brendan, Jr. (1927–1985), Grace Patricia (1929–1982) and Elisabeth Ann (1933–2009).
    In 1924, Kelly and Costello repeated their success, winning the double-scull event at the Summer Olympics in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details This made Kelly the first rower to win 3 Olympic gold medals and one of the most famous and successful athletes of his generation.
  • 1920
    Age 30
    Kelly soon had his chance, representing the United States at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.
    More Details Hide Details In a hard-fought race, he won the single scull event, extracting a measure of revenge by defeating the winner of the Diamond Sculls, British sculler Jack Beresford. Beresford was one of the most talented oarsmen of the day and would go on to medal at five Olympics. The race, one of the closest in Olympic history, featured a dramatic duel down the stretch with Kelly winning by a second. Kelly and Beresford would go on to become good friends. Half an hour after the singles final, Kelly teamed with his cousin Paul Costello to win the double scull (2x) race, a feat which has never been repeated at the Olympic games. After his Olympic victory, Kelly purportedly mailed his racing cap to King George V with the note, "Greetings from a bricklayer", for having been snubbed at Henley.
    Kelly was surprised that his entry was rejected. Kelly always maintained that he had been assured by United States rowing officials that his entry would be accepted. In the 1950s he wrote to Jack Beresford, the winner of the 1920 Henley Diamond Sculls race, the following:
    More Details Hide Details His application, however, was rejected. The minutes of the regatta's Committee of Management for June 3, 1920 read: "The list of entries... outside of the United Kingdom under Rule iv was presented... and received with the exception of Mr J.B. Kelly of the Vesper Boat Club to compete in the Diamond Sculls, which was refused under the resolution passed by the Committee on 7th June, 1906 'viz' 'That no entry from the Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia, or from any member of their 1905 crew be accepted in future': Mr Kelly was also not qualified under Rule I (e) of the General Rules (manual labour)." The regatta committee's reference to Vesper Boat Club related to a dispute which arose following the 1905 regatta when the Vesper's entry to the Grand Challenge Cup for eights was deemed to have breached the regatta's rule on amateurism for using a public subscription to raise travel money. The result was a ban on entries from Vesper which continued to remain in force in 1920.
    This led Kelly to seek and gain redemption by going to the 1920 Summer Olympics which he had originally not planned to attend.
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    In 1920, Kelly applied to race in the Diamond Sculls at the Henley Royal Regatta.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, he was one of the most popular figures in the sport: He had won six U.S. National Championships and in the midst of his 126-race winning streak. At the time, the Henley regatta, which is held annually on the River Thames in Henley, England, was the most prestigious event in rowing. Kelly's application was rejected in part because he had done manual labor as a bricklayer. The rejection became widely publicized.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1919
    Age 29
    In a 1919 game against a team from Camden, New Jersey, Kelly scored three touchdowns in just the first quarter of the game.
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    In 1919, Kelly played professional football for the Holmesburg Athletic Club. The team would go on to win the 1919 and 1920 Philadelphia City Championship.
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  • 1918
    Age 28
    Following his army discharge in 1918, Kelly continued his dominance in the single scull and started a brickwork contracting company in Philadelphia and was on his way to becoming a millionaire.
    More Details Hide Details A self-promoter, Kelly coined the slogan, "Kelly for Brickwork," which was often seen at local construction sites. Kelly developed a technique to ensure payment for his brickwork from less-than-trustworthy real estate developers. Kelly's crews would mortar a single pane of glass into each chimney they built. When new home owners would complain to realtors about smoke backing into their houses from the fireplaces, and the developers would then complain to Kelly, he would reply "I'll take care of it when your check clears." Once paid, Kelly would send crews out to drop a brick down each chimney they'd constructed, smashing the glass panes and solving the problem.
    He rose to the rank of lieutenant when he was discharged in 1918.
    More Details Hide Details While in the army, he entered the armed forces boxing tournament as a heavyweight and ran up a 12-0 record before being waylaid by a broken ankle. Future World Professional Boxing Champion Gene Tunney won the tournament. In later years, Kelly would kid Tunney that: "Aren't you lucky I broke my ankle?"
  • 1916
    Age 26
    By 1916, Kelly was a national champion and the best sculler in the United States when, as part of the World War I call up, Kelly joined United States Army as a private.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1908
    Age 18
    In 1908, he began bricklaying in Philadelphia and he also learned to row on the Schuylkill River.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1889
    Born
    Born in 1889.
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