KERR, James, (1851 - 1908)

KERR, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pa., October 2, 1851; resided in Blair County until 1864; moved to Clearfield in 1867; pursued an academic course; justice of the peace, 1878; prothonotary for Clearfield County, Pa., 1880–1883; 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 to the Fifty-Second Congress in 1890; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Fifty-second Congress and for the succeeding Congress (December 8, 1891–December 2, 1895); resumed business interests; died on October 31, 1908, in New York City, N.Y.; interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pa.