Carroll D. Kearns

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Carroll D. Kearns
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Thomas E. Morgan
Succeeded by James D. Weaver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1953
Preceded by Robert L. Rodgers
Succeeded by Herman P. Eberharter
Personal details
Born (1900-05-07)May 7, 1900
Youngstown, Pennsylvania
Died June 11, 1976(1976-06-11) (aged 76)
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater Westminster College
University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania State University

Carroll Dudley Kearns (May 7, 1900 – June 11, 1976) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Carroll D. Kearns was born in Youngstown, PA, and moved with his parents to New Castle, PA, in 1901. He was a student in the Army Training Corps at the University of Pittsburgh in 1918, at the Chicago Musical College in Chicago, receiving a B.M. in 1921 and D.M. in 1948. He also received a B.S. from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, in 1933, and an M.E. from the University of Pittsburgh, in 1938. He took special studies at Penn State College at State College, PA in 1932 and 1933. He was engaged in the construction business in Chicago from 1925 through 1929. He taught school and engaged in educational work in supervisory and administrative positions in Illinois and Pennsylvania from 1924 through 1947, and also pursued a musical career as a concert artist and conductor.

He was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses. He served as the ranking minority member on the United States House Committee on Education and Labor during the 86th and 87th Congresses.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1962. after his time in Congress he became engaged in manufacturing from 1963 to 1970.



United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert L. Rodgers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

Succeeded by
Herman P. Eberharter
Preceded by
Thomas E. Morgan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
James D. Weaver