Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Winfield M. Kelly, Jr. (1935-2023)
MSA SC 3520-13456


Born September 2, 1935 in Prince George's County. Attended University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (business administration); The Johns Hopkins University, graduate studies. Married; seven children; ten grandchildren. Died May 23, 2023.

Secretary of State, Maryland, 1987-93. Chair, Governor's Commission on Protocol for the Maryland State Flag, 1989-90; Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments, 1989-93.

County Executive, Prince George's County, 1974-78. Member, Board of County Commissioners, Prince George's County, 1970-71 (chair, 1971). Chair, County Council, Prince George's County, 1971-74. Former president, Business and Industry Advisory Council, Prince George's County School System.

President, Prime Cable of Maryland, 1985-88. Chair, Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer, Dimensions Healthcare System, 1985-2003. Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Bancorp, 1987-date unknown, and Columbia Bank, 1988-date unknown. Board of Directors, IRD, Ltd., 1989-date unknown. Chair and chief executive officer, Suburban Bancshares, Inc., 1993-date unknown. Chair, Board of Directors, Suburban Bank of Maryland, 1993-date unknown. President and Chief Executive Officer, nzymSys, Inc. Former director, First American Bank of Maryland. Member, Prince George's Community College Foundation; Healthcare Reform Task Force, Maryland Hospital Association; Maryland Chamber of Commerce; Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce; American Cancer Society; Apartment/Office Building Association. Member, Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus; Prince George's Jaycees; Lion's Club. Jaycee International Senator, Jaycees organization. Outstanding Young Marylander. Citizenship Award, C&P Telephone Company. Community Service Award, Prince George's County Human Relations Commission. Prince Georgean of the Year Award, Prince George's Chamber of Commerce, 1988. Lector and Cantor, St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Hyattsville, Maryland.

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