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H.W. (Pat) Kelly


Inducted 1972

Graduate of Santa Clara High School (Calif.) where he was a three sport letterman. Leading CIF sprinter while in high school. Played Frosh football at Stanford. Injured in on-campus accident, cutting short college athletic career. Athletic Director-Football coach Pacific Grove High School 1924-28. Assistant Coach Menlo Junior College 1928. Coach, Visalia High School 1930-32. Tulare and Kern County school administrator 1932-43. Principal Shafter High School 1943-45. Member California State Legislature 1951-59. Noted track starter. Instigator of Kern County Officials Association. Twice chairmen Kern County Shrine Potato Bowl Committee. Past President Kern County Council Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls. Past district Govenor Rotary. Resides in Shafter with wife Eleanor.