Ewing Thomas Kerr

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Ewing Thomas Kerr (January 21, 1900 – July 1, 1992) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Bowie, Texas, Kerr attended the University of Colorado, and received a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1923 and a B.S. from University of Central Oklahoma in 1923. He read law to enter the Bar in 1927. He was in private practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming from 1927 to 1929. He was an assistant United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming from 1930 to 1933. He was the Attorney General of Wyoming from 1939 to 1943, and an attorney for the Wyoming Senate in 1943. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1946.

On October 22, 1955, Kerr received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming vacated by Thomas Blake Kennedy. Formally nominated on January 12, 1956, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 1, 1956, and received his commission the following day. He assumed senior status on September 26, 1975. Kerr served until his death. The Ewing T. Kerr Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, in Casper, Wyoming, was named in his honor.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Blake Kennedy
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming
Succeeded by
Clarence Addison Brimmer, Jr.