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Otto Kerner

AKA Otto Kerner, Jr.

Born: 15-Aug-1908
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 9-May-1976
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Illinois, 1961-68

Military service: Illinois National Guard (1934-54); US Army (WWII, 1942-46)

Convicted of accepting bribes from a racetrack manager.

Father: Otto Kerner, Sr. (judge and attorney general, b. 1884, d. 1952)
Wife: Helena Cermak (dau. of Anton Cermak, m. 20-Oct-1934)

    University: AB, Brown University (1930)
    University: Trinity College, Cambridge University (1930-31)
    Law School: JD, Northwestern University (1934)

    US Appeals Court Judge, 7th Circuit (1968-74, resigned)
    Governor of Illinois (1961 to 20-May-1968, resigned)
    US Attorney DA, Northern District of Illinois (1947-54)
    American Bar Association
    American Judicature Society
    Freemasonry
    Loyal Order of Moose
    Oddfellows
    Shriners
    Bribery 1973 (convicted)
    Conspiracy 1973 (convicted)
    Perjury 1973 (convicted)
    Bronze Star


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