1999 Assembly Joint Resolution 73
Relating to: the life and public service of Lawrence P. Kelly.
Whereas, Lawrence P. Kelly was born on December 18, 1913, in Sparta, and died on August 23, 1999, in Milwaukee; and
Whereas, at the age of one week, Lawrence P. Kelly arrived in Cudahy, the city to which he would devote his life; and
Whereas, he graduated from Cudahy High School in 1932; and
Whereas, he successfully managed the Majestic and the Cudahy movie theaters; and
Whereas, he then turned his attention to public service and was elected in 1962 to represent the 24th district of Milwaukee County in the Wisconsin assembly, where he served on the Committee on Public Welfare; and
Whereas, Lawrence P. Kelly was elected mayor of Cudahy in 1964, beginning 24 years of devoted service in that office; and
Whereas, during that period Mayor Kelly became a well-known and beloved figure in Cudahy, exemplifying both open government and openness of spirit; and
Whereas, after his retirement in 1988, Mayor Kelly remained Cudahy's chief booster, greeter and man about town; now, therefore be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature commend the life of Lawrence P. Kelly as a shining example of public service in the best tradition of Wisconsin and mourn his passing; and, be it further
Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide copies of this joint resolution to Mr. Kelly's wife, Bernice, and son, James.