Robert Samuel Kerr (September 11, 1896 – January 1, 1963) was an American politician and businessman. He was a member of the Democratic Party.
Kerr was born in Ada, Oklahoma. He studied at Oklahoma Baptist University and for a short while at Oklahoma State University.
Kerr served as Governor of Oklahoma. He served as governor from 1943 to 1947. Then, Kerr was the United States senator of Oklahoma. He served as senator from 1949 to 1963.
Kerr ran for President of the United States in 1952. He lost the primary to Adlai Stevenson II.
Kerr died from a fatal heart attack in Washington, D.C., aged 66.
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Kerr was born in this cabin near Ada, Oklahoma.
Wernher von Braun and Kerr, a chairman of the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, break ground for Marshall Space Flight Center's new Central Laboratory and Office Facility in 1961.
An aerial view of the Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam that forms Robert S. Kerr Reservoir on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. The Kerr-McClellan Arkansas River Navigation System is co-named to honor Kerr for his role in obtaining funding and legislation to build the system.