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Richard N.  Kelley
(1940-1982)

Richard Norman Kelley was born November 20, 1940 in Rochester, New York. He earned his BS and MS degrees from Pennsylvania State University and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1969. He was a senior supervisor in the Synthetic Chemical Division of Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, while also engaging in a part-time mineral business, Crystal Gems, and accumulating a very fine personal collection of English specimens. In 1975 he co-authored a book with Fred Billmeyer: Entering Industry; a Guide for Young Professionals. Though he maintained rather a low profile in his mineral dealings, he was widely known and liked among mineral collectors and curators, and was instrumental in the dispersion of the famous Lazard Cahn (q.v.) collection. He died of cancer in Rochester, New York in December of 1982, at the age of 42.

References:
SCHLEPP, J. (1983) Died, Richard N. Kelley, 42. Mineralogical Record, 14, 139.
American Men and Women of Science, 15th edition (1982).
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