Charles Trevor Kelly


Born: 31-Jan-1903
Birthplace: Harbour Island, Eleuthera
Died: 1989
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Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician

Executive summary: After leaving Queen’s College at age 14, Mr Kelly
began working for his father’s lumber yard, which became one of Nassau’s
leading merchant houses. In fact, Kelly’s Lumber Yard’s success enabled them
to grant mortgages before Nassau’s banks opened up their lending practices,
enabling hundreds of deserving Bahamians to own their own homes. Mr Kelly
was elected to head the Chamber of Commerce from 1948-1951, which followed
with him joining the Bahamas Development Board (now the Ministry of
Tourism), which he served on for 21 years. Mr Kelly is responsible for
building the first Paradise Island bridge and constructing Arawak Cay, which
was first known as “Kelly Island”.

Father: Charles Jordan Kelly
Mother: Ethel Sweeing Kelly
Wife: Eulalie Moore Kelly (1 child)
Children: Betty Kenning

President, Chamber of Commerce – 1948-1951. House of Assembly, Eleuthera
constituency; Governor’s Executive Council, Minister of Maritime Affairs,

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