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Robert S. Kerr

AKA Robert Samuel Kerr

Born: 11-Sep-1896
Birthplace: Ada, OK
Died: 1-Jan-1963
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Kerr Family Homestead, Ada, OK

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor and Senator from Oklahoma

Military service: US Army (field artillery, WWI, 1917-19, 2nd Lt.); Oklahoma National Guard (1921-29, Maj.)

Father: William Samuel Kerr (farmer)
Mother: Margaret Wright
Sister: Lois
Sister: Mildred
Brother: Aubrey
Brother: Travis
Brother: Billy
Wife: Reba Shelton (m. 5-Dec-1919, d. 12-Feb-1924)
Wife: Grace Breene (m. 26-Dec-1925)
Son: Robert Samuel, Jr.
Son: Breene M. Kerr (executive, b. circa 1929)
Daughter: Kay
Son: William

    High School: East Central Normal School, Ada, OK (1911)
    University: Oklahoma Baptist University (attended 1911-12)
    University: University of Oklahoma (attended 1915-16)

    US Senator, Oklahoma (3-Jan-1949 to 1-Jan-1963, his death)
    Governor of Oklahoma (11-Jan-1943 to 13-Jan-1947)
    American Legion
    Democratic National Committee (1940-48)
    Freemasonry
    Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President, KS/OK (1936-41)
    Oklahoma Bar Association 1922
    Exhumed (for relocation of burial)


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