Bob Kelleher

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Bob Kelleher is the Republican nominee for the Senate in Montana

Bob Kelleher is the Republican nominee in the 2008 congressional elections for the Senate in Montana. He is the Republican nominee seeking to challenge incumbent Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). He won in primary elections which took place on June 3, 2008. [1] Kelleher is an 85-year-old Butte, Montana attorney.[2]


Positions, record and controversies


Family: Widowed, 7 Children: Robert Jr., Erin, David, Mollie, Richard, Denny, Joseph.

Birth Date: 03/30/1923

Birthplace: Oak Park, IL

Home City: Butte, MT

Religion: Catholic[3]


Graduated, United States Army War College, 1972

Graduated, United States Army Command and General Staff School, 1964-1968

Graduated, United States Army Intelligence School, 1958-1962

MA, Catholic University of America, 1956 (Ibero-American History - Dissertation title "U.S. Economic Investments in Colombia 1870 to 1950")

JD, Catholic University of America, 1950

Ford Foundation Grant to study Conservation in School of Government, Harvard Law School, 1953-4

PhB, Mount Carmel College at Niagara Falls, Ontario, 1945.[3]

Professional Experience

Private Attorney, Kelleher Law Office, Billings and Butte, 1958-present

Adjunct Professor of Scandinavian Government, Montana State University, 1982-1985

Headquarters Battery Commandant, 4/35th Field Artillery.[3]

Political Experience

Candidate, United States Senate, Montana, 2006

Candidate, Governor of Montana, 2004

Vice Chair, Butte Silver Bow Green Party, 2002-2004

Candidate, United States Senate, Montana, 2002

Candidate, Montana State Senate, District 19, 2000

Democratic Nominee, Montana's Second Congressional District, 1976

Candidate, Democratic Presidential Primaries, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Georgia, 1976

Yellowstone County Delegate, Constitutional Convention, 1972

Delegate, Montana Constitutional Convention, 1971-1972

Democratic Nominee, Montana's Second Congressional District, 1968

Chair, Yellowstone County Democratic Coordinating Committee, 1960s.[3]

2008 elections

Kelleher isthe Republican nominee seeking to challenge Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[4] He won in primary elections which took place on June 3, 2008. [1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Bob Kelleher. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.

Campaign contribution data could not be found.

Committees and affiliations


Kelleher will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


Volunteer Attorney, Maternal Life International, 1997-present

Co-Founder, Billings Ecumenical Committee, 1985

President, Yellowstone Valley Claimants' Attorneys Association, 1982-1983

President, Montana Department, Reserve Officers Association, 1964-1965.[3]

More background data


Official Bob Kelleher for Senate Web site

Phone: 406-299-2581


Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Greg Giroux and Marie Horrigan, "Iowa, Montana, South Dakota Races set for November", CQ Politics, June 4, 2008
  2. Jennifer McKee,"Kelleher sticks to parliamentary ideas in campaign", Billings Gazette, May 22, 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Biography,, retrieved Sept 15, 2008
  4. 2008 Race Tracker page on Montana's Senate Race

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