John Kelly Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More
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John Kelly Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More


Bio Full NameJohn Francis Kelly NicknameJohn ProfessionDefence Personnel PartyIndependent Branch/ServiceUnited States Marine Corps Rank General Years of Service1970-2016 (including inactive reserves between 1972-1976) Wars/Battles• Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm). • Iraq War Awards/Honors• Defense Distinguished Service Medal • Defense Superior Service Medal • Legion of Merit with Valor Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 191 cm in meters- 1.91 m in Feet Inches- 6’ 3” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 90 kg in Pounds- 198 lbs Eye ColorBlue Hair ColorWhite (Semi-Bald) Personal Life Date of Birth11 May 1950 Age (as in 2017)67 Years Birth PlaceBoston, Massachusetts, U.S. Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus NationalityAmerican HometownBoston, Massachusetts, U.S. SchoolNot Known College/UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Educational QualificationsB.A. from University of Massachusetts, Boston M.A. from Georgetown University M.S. from National Defense University FamilyFather- Name Not Known (a postal worker in Brighton) Mother- Name Not Known Brother- Not Known Sister- Not Known ReligionRoman Catholic EthnicityIrish HobbiesReading, Travelling Favorite Things Favorite PoliticianDonald Trump Girls, Affairs and More Marital StatusMarried Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known WifeKaren Hernest


Some Lesser Known Facts About John Kelly

  1. Does John Kelly smoke?: Not Known

  2. Does John Kelly drink alcohol?: Not Known

  3. He was born in an Irish Catholic Family in Boston, Massachusetts.

  4. His father was a postal worker in Brighton.

  5. Before reaching the age of 16, John hitchhiked to Washington State and rode the trains back. He also rode a freight-hop from Seattle to Chicago.

  6. He also served in the United States Merchant Marine for one year where his first overseas tour was taking 10,000 tons of beer to Vietnam.

  7. In 1970, Kelly was enlisted in the Marines after his mother told him that his draft number was coming up.

  8. In 1972, he was discharged from active duty as a sergeant.

  9. In October 1976, he married Karen Hernest and both have 3 children. However, they lost their son, Robert, in a tragedy in 2010, who was killed in action while stepping on a landmine leading a platoon of Marines on a patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan.


  1. On 20 January 2017, Donald Trump appointed John F Kelly Secretary of Homeland Security. He served there for 6 months only, which is the shortest term in the office’s history.

  2. On 31 July 2017, Donald Trump appointed him White House Chief of Staff replacing Reince Priebus. 

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