James Kerr (Pennsylvania)

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James Kerr
James Kerr (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by None
Succeeded by George Frederic Kribbs
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1851-10-02)October 2, 1851
Reedsville, Pennsylvania
Died October 31, 1908(1908-10-31) (aged 57)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic

James Kerr (October 2, 1851 – October 31, 1908) was a member of the United States House of Representatives and later the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives.


Kerr was born in Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1851; resided in Blair County until 1864; moved to Clearfield in 1867; pursued an academic course. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1869 to 1871.[1] He was also a justice of the peace in 1878; prothonotary for Clearfield County in 1880 and 1883; engaged in the coal and lumber business; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890; during the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses was appointed Clerk of the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1895; resumed business interests; died in New York City October 31, 1908; interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Succeeded by
George F. Kribbs
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Edward McPherson
Clerk of the United States House of Representatives
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
Succeeded by
Alexander McDowell