James KERR, Congress, PA (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 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, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present