Dowling Family Genealogy

Entries: 615557    Updated: 2015-08-06 18:52:09 UTC (Thu)    Owner:    Home Page: Dowling Family Genealogy  Note: You will leave RootsWeb

Index | Pedigree | Ahnentafel

  • 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
    • We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey

      Index | Pedigree | Ahnentafel

      Printer Friendly Version Printer Friendly Version Search Ancestry Search Ancestry Search WorldConnect Search WorldConnect Join Today! Join Today!

      WorldConnect Home | WorldConnect Global Search | WorldConnect Help
      We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.