Winfield S. Kerr

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Winfield Scott Kerr
Winfield S. Kerr 1899.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901
Preceded by Michael D. Harter
Succeeded by William W. Skiles
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 27th & 29th district
In office
January 2, 1888 – January 3, 1892
Serving with George Hildebrand
Preceded by Charles C. Godding
Succeeded by George Hildebrand
Personal details
Born (1852-06-23)June 23, 1852
Monroe, Ohio
Died September 11, 1917(1917-09-11) (aged 65)
Mansfield, Ohio
Resting place Mansfield Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Michigan Law School

Winfield Scott Kerr (June 23, 1852 – September 11, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Monroe, Ohio, Kerr attended the common schools of his native city. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1879. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Mansfield, Ohio. He served as member of the State senate 1888-1892.

Kerr was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901). He served as chairman of the Committee on Patents (Fifty-sixth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900. He resumed the practice of his profession in Mansfield, Ohio, and died there September 11, 1917. He was interred in Mansfield Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael D. Harter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th congressional district

1895-1901
Succeeded by
William W. Skiles