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Everett A. Kelly
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Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 35th district
In office
November 7, 1978 – November 2, 1982
Preceded by Dick Langley
Succeeded by Arthur E. Grindle
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 46th district
In office
November 2, 1982 - November 3, 1992
Preceded by Marilyn Evans-Jones
Succeeded by Philip Mishkin
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 42nd district
In office
November 3, 1992 - November 7, 2000
Preceded by Tom Drage
Succeeded by Hugh H. Gibson III
Personal details
Born (1926-09-02)September 2, 1926
Foley, Alabama, U.S.
Died November 13, 2018(2018-11-13) (aged 92)
Lady Lake, Florida, U.S.
Political party Democratic, later Republican
Profession Pharmacist

Everett A. Kelly (September 2, 1926 – November 13, 2018) was an American politician who served as a Member of the Florida House of Representatives representing 35th district from 1978 to 1982, the 46th district from 1982 to 1992, and the 42nd district from 1992 until 2000. He served as Speaker Pro Tempore from 1990 to 1992.

Elected as a Democrat in 1978, he was reelected to nine more two-year terms before changing parties in August 1997 to become a Republican, and winning reelection in 1998 to his 11th and final term.

Kelly was a pharmacist, and continued to practice his profession while serving in the Florida House of Representatives, as did most of his colleagues. He was also an author, who wrote "The Atlatl" (2005); the historical novel "Ida's Caleb" (2005); a children's book, "Tiny Tom: A Growing Up Story" (2007); and his autobiography, "A Memoir - From Nothing to Fulfillment" (2014).

In later years, he lived in Tavares, Florida with his family and died in November 2018 at the age of 92. He is buried at the Florida National Cemetery located Bushnell, Florida.


Kelly was born in 1926 in Foley, Alabama. He moved to Florida with his family in 1928. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He received a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida, and a bachelor's degree in Zoology from Florida State University.

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