Robert S. Kerr

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Kerr in 1943

Robert Samuel Kerr (September 11, 1896 – January 1, 1963) was an American politician and businessman. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Kerr was born in Ada, Oklahoma. He studied at Oklahoma Baptist University and for a short while at Oklahoma State University.

Kerr served as Governor of Oklahoma. He served as governor from 1943 to 1947. Then, Kerr was the United States senator of Oklahoma. He served as senator from 1949 to 1963.

Kerr ran for President of the United States in 1952. He lost the primary to Adlai Stevenson II.

Kerr died from a fatal heart attack in Washington, D.C., aged 66.[1]

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