William Shaw Kerr was an Irish Anglican bishop, the first Bishop of Down and Dromore in the Church of Ireland.
Kerr was born in 1873 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin  and ordained in 1897, his first post was a curacy at Lurgan. He was then Rector of Banbridge, Archdeacon of Dromore and finally (before his ordination to the episcopate) Dean of Belfast. He was elected Bishop of Down and Dromore on 9 December 1944 and consecrated on 25 January 1945. He resigned on 31 July 1955 and died on 2 February 1960.
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