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  • ID: I533030
  • Name: John Worth KERN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 DEC 1849 in Harrison Twp., Howard Co., IN
  • Occupation: City Attorney, Kokomo, IN BET 1871 AND 1884
  • Occupation: City Solicitor, Indianapolis, IN BET 1897 AND 1901
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Indiana BET 4 MAR 1911 AND 4 MAR 1917
  • Death: 17 AUG 1917 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC
  • Occupation: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. John Worth Kern
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    KERN, John Worth, a Senator from Indiana; born in Alto, Howard County, Ind., December 20, 1849; attended the common schools and the normal college at Kokomo, Ind.; taught school; graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1869; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Kokomo; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State house of representatives in 1870; city attorney of Kokomo 1871-1884; reporter of the Indiana Supreme Court 1885-1889; member, State senate 1893- 1897; special assistant United States district attorney 1893-1894; city solicitor of Indianapolis 1897-1901; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1900 and 1904; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with William Jennings Bryan in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1917; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916; Democratic caucus chairman 1913-1917; chairman, Committee on Privileges and Elections (Sixty- third and Sixty-fourth Congresses); died in Asheville, N.C., August 17, 1917; interment on the Kern estate near Hollins, Va.; reinterment in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind., in 1929.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Jacob Harrison KERN b: 12 DEC 1813 in Virginia
    Mother: Nancy LIGGETT b: ABT 1825 in Ohio

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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