Cornelius Francis Kelley
AIME Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal* in 1944
Cornelius F. Kelley was born February 10, 1875, in Mineral Hill, Nevada. He graduated from Butte High School in 1892 and the University of Michigan in 1898 with a law degree. He began his practice of law in Butte in 1898 and served as assistant county attorney in Silver Bow Colorado from 1899 to 1901; was candidate of Independent Democratic Party for Congress in 1900; entered the legal department of Anaconda Copper Mining Company in 1901. He became general counsel in 1908 for Anaconda, vice president in 1911, president and director in 1918. He also served as director of the New York World’s Fair in 1939.