Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Kerr, John Hosea

Kerr, John Hosea (grandnephew of John Kerr), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C., December 31, 1873; attended the local school and Bingham’s Military School of North Carolina; was graduatedfrom Wake Forest (N.C.) College in 1895; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Warrenton, N.C.; mayor of Warrenton, N.C., in 1897 and 1898; solicitor for the third district of North Carolina 1906-1916; judge of the superior court 1916-1923; trustee of the University of North Carolina; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Claude Kitchin; reelected to the Sixty-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1923, to January 3, 1949; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1932 and 1940. Reelected to the Eighty-first Congress.

KERR, John Leeds (father of John Bozman Kerr), a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born at Greenbury Point, near Annapolis, Md., January 15, 1780; was graduated from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., in 1799; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Annapolis in 1801 and commenced practice in Easton; deputy State’s attorney for Talbot County 1806-1810; commanded a company of militia in the War of 1812; member of the electoral college which elected the State senate in 1816; appointed agent of the State of Maryland in 1817 to prosecute claims against the Federal Government growing out of the War of 1812; elected as a Whig to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; elected to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); presidential elector on the Whig ticket of Harrison and Tyler in 1840; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John S. Spence and served from January 5, 1841, to March 3, 1843; died in Easton, Talbot County, Md., February 21, 1844; interment in the Bozman family cemetery at "Bellville," near Oxford Neck, Md.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Kerr, John Hosea," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1406 1407. Original Sources, accessed February 3, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E5PSKM7TIF7RNF.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Kerr, John Hosea." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1406, page 1407. Original Sources. 3 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E5PSKM7TIF7RNF.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Kerr, John Hosea' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1406, pp.1407. Original Sources, retrieved 3 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E5PSKM7TIF7RNF.