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NARRAGANSETT â€“ The Providence College National Alumni Association presented Narragansett resident James H. Reilly III with the Faithful Friar Award during the collegeâ€™s annual reunion weekend in May. He received the award for his continue commitment and dedication of time to the college since having graduated in 1969.
Reilly graduated from Providence College with a bachelorâ€™s degree in Political Science before obtained his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University. He has since continued to be involved with PC as well as the greater community for many years.
Reilly, a partner in the Providence-based law firm Kelly, Kelleher, Reilly & Simpson, has provided legal counsel to the college for many years, even since before the institution established its own legal counsel division. The firm has two offices located in Providence and Narragansett.
As a Narragansett resident, Reilly served on the town council from 1978 to 1982 and was President of the Lionâ€™s Club from 1982 to 1986. Reilly also served as President of the Chamber of Commerce. He is now a town solicitor for North Kingstown and has been since 2006.
Reilly attributes his interest in law to Providence College and his time spent there as a student.
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