Robert S. Kerr

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Birthday
11, 1896
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jan 1, 1963 (66)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1896
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jan 1, 1963 (66)

About

Petroleum tycoon turned Democratic politician who was the 12th Governor of Oklahoma from 1943 to 1947. He also served as a US Senator from 1949 to 1963.

Before Fame

He joined the army during World War I.

Trivia

As a teenager, he taught Sunday school classes at a Baptist church and shunned alcohol use. He transformed the Arkansas River into navigable inland waterway system.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Grayce Breene.

Associated With

He helped President John F. Kennedy make many decisions around irrigation, taxes and land use.