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CHARLES M. KERR


Photo credit:

McAtee, William, comp. Souvenir: Portraits and Biographies of the Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania and Heads of Departments, Session of 1895. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Roshon Portrait Company, 1895.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1895-1896 Democrat
1897-1898 Democrat
 Counties   York

Biography

02/27/1867 - 02/19/1940

KERR, Charles Matthew, a Representative from York County; born, February 27, 1867 in Wrightsville, York County, Pa.; attended, Eastman Business College, NY; shipping clerk, lumberyard, Mn.; engaged, sheep farmer, SD; proprietor, Kerr Brothers, lime manufacturing; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1894 and 1896; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1898); special agent (1900) director (1901-1917), president (1918-1940), Farmers’ Fire Insurance Company; elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1912); director, The York National Bank; director (1916-1925), treasurer (1925-1927), president (1927-1940), The York Water Company; director and board president, York Hospital (1932-1940); died, February 19, 1940 in Wrightsville, York County, Pennsylvania; interred, Fairview Cemetery, Wrightsville, York County, Pennsylvania.