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  Kerr, Robert S.
NameRobert S. Kerr
Ada, Oklahoma , United States
Born September 11, 1896
DiedJanuary 01, 1963 (66 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 24, 2014 09:14pm
Infoborn in the Chickasaw Indian Territory, Okla., near the present town of Ada, September 11, 1896; attended public schools; taught school; graduated from East Central Normal School, Ada, Okla., in 1911; studied law at the University of Oklahoma; during the First World War served as a second lieutenant with the First Field Artillery, United States Army, 1917-1919; captain and later major in Oklahoma National Guard 1921-1929; was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1922 and commenced the practice of law in Ada, Okla.; drilling contractor and oil producer; chairman of the board of Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Inc.; special justice, Oklahoma supreme court 1931; president, Oklahoma County Juvenile Council 1935-1936; member, Unofficial Pardon and Parole Board 1935-1938; Governor of Oklahoma 1943-1947; chairman, Southern Governors Conference 1945-1946; Democratic national committeeman 1940-1948; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954, and again in 1960, and served from January 3, 1949, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 1, 1963; chairman, Select Committee on National Water Resources (Eighty-sixth Congress), Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences (Eighty-seventh Congress); interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla., and subsequently at the Kerr family homestead near Ada, Okla.


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Son Robert S. Kerr, Jr. 1926-2004
Grandson Robert S. Kerr, III 1950-

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