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us: Kerr, Robert S. (Robert Samuel), 1896-1963

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    • Robert Samuel
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    • us: Kerr, Mr. (Robert Samuel), 1896-1963
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    • us: Oklahoma. Governor (1943-1947 : Kerr)
  • Earlier Established Forms

      Kerr, Robert Samuel, 1896-1963
  • Sources

    • found: His Land, wood, and water, 1960.
    • found: NUCMC data from Filson Club for Johnson family. Papers, 1859-1971 (Robert S. Kerr, 1896-)
    • found: LC man. cat. (hdg.: Kerr, Robert Samuel, 1896-1963; usage: Robert S. Kerr; gov. of Oklahoma; senator from Oklahoma; b. Sept. 11, 1896; d. Jan.1, 1963)
    • found: Annual audit of bridge commissions and authorities created by act of Congress and other purposes, 1961: p. 1 (Mr. Kerr, from the Committee on Public Works)
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, September 16, 2013 (Kerr, Robert Samuel (1896-1963); a Senator from Oklahoma; born 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; 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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