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Lucien H. Kerr
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 16th district
In office
1870 (1870) – 1872 (1872)
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by Redistricted
Personal details
Born May 4, 1831
London, Ohio
Died October 31, 1873(1873-10-31) (aged 42)
Peoria, Illinois
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney

Lucien H. Kerr (May 4, 1831 – October 31, 1873) was an American politician and soldier from Ohio. Coming with his family to Peoria County, Illinois, Kerr studied law but enlisted in the Union Army before getting the chance to practice. He rose to lead the 11th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry until he was mustered out in 1864. Upon his return to Peoria, Kerr practiced law. He served one two-year term in the Illinois Senate, then was defeated in a re-election bid. He died the next year from an injury from a hunting accident.

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